Corowa Rowers celebrate Nagambie success
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.
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Corowa Rowers Paige Cooper, Jayden Collier and Claire Macdonald.