Corowa Row­ers cel­e­brate Nagam­bie suc­cess

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

Corowa Row­ing Club had six row­ers com­pet­ing at the two day re­gatta held over the week­end.

The re­gatta is a lead into the State Championships held at the same venue on the first week­end in March.

The first day of com­pe­ti­tion saw all the events run over the full 2000m course as Mat Vo­gel, Bradley Pearsall and Lachie Sey­mour en­tered in the U23 and 21 sin­gle sculls.

Row­ing as a time trial the scullers raced against the clock to record the fastest time in their age cat­e­gory.

Mat con­tin­ued his fan­tas­tic form by record­ing the fastest time for the U23 class to record a great win.

Brad and Lachie have been train­ing to­gether and their time saw a close fin­ish with Brad record­ing the 2nd fastest and Lachie the 3rd fastest time.

Brad and Lachie lined up in the U21 dou­ble scull and rowed a well-timed race to record the 2nd fastest time and a real con­fi­dence boost lead­ing into the State and Na­tional Championships.

Sun­day’s rac­ing saw races run over the 1000m and 2000m cour­ses.

First race saw Claire Mac­don­ald line up in the D grade sin­gle scull, with three heats over the 1000m course - 1st and 2nd go through to the A fi­nal.

Claire started cau­tiously be­fore she found her rhythm and set­tled into 2nd place and a spot in the fi­nal.

The fi­nal fea­tured six scullers as Claire kept pace with the early lead­ers be­fore she made her move and in a strong row to the fin­ish line to claim 2nd place.

Jay­den Col­lier was next in the D grade sin­gle with the largest field of en­tries 1st from each heat moved to the A fi­nal.

Jay­den started well hold­ing 2nd place be­fore the field lifted over the fi­nal 250m and in a close sprint to the line Jay­den fell short of a place in the A fi­nal by 2m.

Qual­i­fy­ing for the B fi­nal Jay­den worked on his race plan and with a solid row fin­ished 2nd.

Paige Cooper was en­tered in the B grade sin­gle over the full 2000m course with four en­tries the race was a straight fi­nal.

Paige took the lead from the start as the Mel­bourne Uni sculler pushed her all the way but Paige held on for a strong win.

Jay­den en­tered his first race over the 2000m course in the U17 sin­gle scull.

Five scullers lined up at the start as Jay­den held his own for the first half of the race be­fore the pace picked up and Jay­den rowed as in­structed to fin­ish 4th.

To row the full course as a 14 year old showed great dis­ci­pline and was a credit to his ef­forts at train­ing.

The last race for the club saw Paige and Claire line up in the B grade dou­ble scull over the full course.

The Corowa crew had a great start and led all the way to record an­other win.

The club had a great re­gatta as a test for the State Championships; crews are hard at train­ing and are con­fi­dent of a strong show­ing lead­ing into the last month of com­pe­ti­tion.

Keep up dated by the club func­tions on Face­book or call into the club and find out more.

Corowa Row­ers Paige Cooper, Jay­den Col­lier and Claire Mac­don­ald.

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