Friday, 20 July 2018

Henley juniors turn on the style to win nine events at Hampton

THE junior squad of Henley Rowing Club recorded an impressive nine wins at the Hampton Head on Saturday.

THE junior squad of Henley Rowing Club recorded an impressive nine wins at the Hampton Head on Saturday.

Racing downstream along a 3km course, the Henley crews competed across a variety of boat types including two eights races.

The Hampton Head attracts the top junior rowing clubs and rowing schools in advance of the major head races next month, the schools head and the women’s head of the river race.

The WJ18 eight was racing against 11 other boats including fierce competition from Headington and Lady Eleanor Holles School boat clubs, and finished second, seven seconds behind the top boat from Headington. In the WJ18 coxless four the Henley girls triumphed against five other crews in a time of nine minutes 50 seconds. In the WJ16 races Henley entered crews in five events. In the eights Henley finished second behind Marlow. In the coxless fours, they rowed to victory and took third place in the coxed four boat. The double and pair rowed to victory in their respective races. In the WJ15 events Henley won all three races entered. The WJ15 eight took victory in commanding fashion against 11 other boats, putting Lady Eleanor Holles and Headington School boat clubs into second and third positions, with a win in nine minutes, 16 seconds. In the coxed quad and coxed four, the Henley girls took further victories over Lady Eleanor Holles School Boat Club. The younger girls in the WJ14 and WJ13 events demonstrated their competitive edge with two victories in the coxed quads events.

The WJ14 quad of Jess Arlett, Felicity Parfitt, Sophia Hahn, Livia Petersen and Esther Morgan as cox won, closely followed by the quad of Emma Gray, Maya Andrews, Phoebe Fletcher Amelia Crick and Emeline Warner as cox in third place. In the WJ13 coxed quad event, Henley took first and second place.

In the junior men’s events, the J14 coxed quad took third place in a competitive field of 22 other crews.

l Henley RC will be hosting its own head race tomorrow (Saturday) with a series of mixed men and women’s events.

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