Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Henley's junior quad lead way at Hampton

Henley's junior quad lead way at Hampton

ATHLETES from Henley Rowing Club’s senior and junior sections recorded a good set of results at the latest two events that the club competed in over the last two weekends.

At last Saturday’s Vesta scullers head Henley’s club captain Stan Admiraal competed with the top of the field where he finished sixth in the Intermediate 2 category.

Elsewhere three of Henley’s senior men competed for the first time, in what was their first experience of rowing on the Tideway. Alastair Harsant, Alex Maythem and Dave Mikoski all put in good peformances on their debuts for the club.

The previous weekend Henley’s juniors competed at the Hampton small boats head, one of the biggest junior events of the head season downstream on the 3km course.

With Bruce Turnell away at GB trials, Lachlan Reid flew the flag in the J17 sculls achieving 14th place out of an entry of 39.

The J16s also raced singles and out of an entry of 54 boats took a creditable fourth place through Connor Brown, 12th and 13th through Ollie Taylor and Balthazar Issa respectively and Joe Sidgwick 37th.

In the J16 doubles Brown and Issa renewed their British Championships bronze medal-winning partnership from last season finishing third, while Taylor and Sidgwick were 12th out of 37 boats which included a third Henley boat crewed by John Yelland. This was Yelland’s first ever race since taking up the sport in the summer, and with David Rechner from the J15 squad, they performed strongly.

The 13-strong J15 produced some good results with the quad crew of James Swinburn, Euan Turnell, Grant Taylor, and Alex Carr winning their event while Sam Beattie, James Penrose, James Wallace and Charles Washbourn finished 19th in a field of 39 crews.

In the J15 doubles, Turnell and Taylor finished fifth, Swinburn and Carr seventh and Roy and Garnham 11th out of 39 crews.

Hugo Rompani and Tom McLellan both put in good peformances in the novice and J15 singles.

This weekend Henley juniors will be competing at the Wallingford fours and eights head of the river race.

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