Saturday, 21 July 2018

Henley juniors shine in Scotland

HENLEY Rowing Club‘s junior squad competed at Strathclyde Park in the junior British Championships over two

HENLEY Rowing Club‘s junior squad competed at Strathclyde Park in the junior British Championships over two days.

The club won three gold medals and one bronze, finishing third in the Victor Ludorum.

The J18 boys‘ quad of Harry Farley, Alexander Meyer-O‘Kane, Lucas Ovsyannikov, and Ross Taylor, after a season disrupted by injury, finished fourth in the B final.

The J15 boys‘ coxed quad of Jack Broadbent, Cameron Jones, Bruce Turnell, Joseph Zolkwer coxed by Juan Elkington qualified sixth fastest from the time trial to the semi-finals, where finishing third gave them a place in the A final. The final was won by a crew from Windsor Boys‘ School with Henley finishing sixth.

Anthony Howe and Lachlan Reid competed in the J15 doubles finishing a close third in the C final, less than one second off the winners.

The best performance from the boys‘ squad came from Charlie Rollet-Manus who represented Henley in the J16 singles. Rollet-Manus had a good start and took an early lead, which increased through the middle part race giving him a comfortable winning margin without the need to sprint the final 200m.

The junior girls‘ eight of Katy-Ann Claridge, Grace Johnson, Alice Jones, Emma Lister, Tilly Lock, Alicia Redman, Anna Roe, and Mary Wright, coxed by Rebecca Lister collected bronze after qualifying through the repechage on Saturday. The crew were narrowly in first place at the half way mark, but had a disappointing second half of the race clocking a time 6.5 seconds slower than the last 1,000m of the eventual winners for Lady Eleanor Holles School.

The J16 coxed four of Georgia Edwards, Isabel Jonsson, Charlotte Orr and Lily Stimpson coxed by Ella Nolson were the fastest boat in their class throughout the weekend, winning gold by a convincing 13 seconds over local rivals Great Marlow School.

The women‘s J15 coxed quad of Ruby Brown, Charlotte Moss, Eve Poulter and Georgina Robinson Ranger coxed by Rebecca Lister were similarly dominant in their event, taking gold by a margin of 15 seconds.

Two J14 coxed quads were entered with Jessica Arlett, Sophia Hahn, Esther Morgan, Felicity Parfitt, and Livia Petersen finishing fifth in the A final and Maya Andrews, Amelia Crick, Phoebe Fletcher, Emma Gray and Emeline Warner coming fourth in the B final.

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