Our Young Rowers doing what they do best!!
SOUTH ISLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Our young rowers raced in 10 A finals and 7 B finals. Commendable results included Lucas Toovey (4th in theA final of the boys under 17 single sculls), the under 15 coxed quad consisting of Greer Porter, Samantha Garrick, Hannah Humphreys, Kilita Fouchee, and cox Flynn Brown (6th in the A final) , the boys under 18 coxless pair – Riley Bruce and Lucas Toovey (5th in the A final), the boys under 18 double sculls – Riley and Lucas were placed 3rd in the A final, the girls under 18 double sculls – Riley Homan and Bridie Hurley (5th in the A final), the boys under 17 double sculls – Sam Pearce and Lucas Toovey (5th in the A final), Sam Pearce gained 2nd place in the B final of the boys under 16 single sculls, Riley Homan (4th in the A final of the girls under 18 single sculls), Bridie Hurley (6th in the A final of the girls under 18 single sculls), Helena Crawford (2nd in the B final of the girls under 18 single sculls), Riley Bruce (2nd in the A final of the boys under 18 single sculls) and two teams of girls under 15 double sculls – Peta McKay and Laura Neale in one boat and Greer Porter and Samantha Garrick in the other (Peta and Laura 8th in the A final and Greer and Samantha 1st in the B final)
FINAL RESULTS FOR THE MAADI CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2 crews qualifying for A Finals (within top 8 in New Zealand) resulting in a Bronze Medal in Boys U18 double sculls for Riley Bruce and Lucas Toovey. 6 B Finals (within top 16 crews in New Zealand) and 4 C finals.
Full Maadi results list below:
Riley Bruce, in his final year of rowing with MAC, continued his previous form coming 2nd in semi of the Under 18 Boys single. With very tough competition in the Final it was just a stretch too far which saw Riley come in a formidable 5th place.
Riley then teamed up Lucas Toovey in the Under 18 double sculls where they had a very convincing row winning a Bronze Medal in a personal best time of 6.49.96.
Lucas also qualified in the fastest time for the B Final of the Boys Under 17 Single sculls. Having missed out on the A final by just .03 of second he felt that he had gone off too hard and ran out of steam. In the B Final, he sat with the pack in 5th place and with about 300 m to go put the power on and rowed through the opposition to win by over a length.
The two senior girls Riley Homan and Bridie Hurley had a fantastic row in the B Final, leading from the start but just getting overhauled in the last 50 m by Hamilton Girls to come 2nd. Both girls raced in the U18 singles with Bridie just missing out on the b final and coming 2nd in the C Final and Riley coming 4th in the b Final.
A huge mention must go to the five novice girls, Laura Neale, Peta Mckay, Emma Smith, Maggie Stiven and Kilita Fouchee racing for the first time this year. They only started rowing in September and to C and B finals in their first novice year is a huge achievement.
It’s been a great season with a lot of competition in the girls Under 15 squad with these novice girls seat racing against the Under 15 girls Greer porter, Samantha Garrick and Sam Humphreys. There has been hot competition for seats and each crew pushing to beat the other in training.
Finally Sam Pearce (15) was pipped to 5th place in his repecharge of the Boys Under 16 singles narrowly missing out on the final. He rowed a personal best in the heat. Sam then teamed up with Finn Hunter (17) and were 5th in the Boys Under 17 double sculls B Final. Finn also raced in the Under 18 singles and teamed up with Riley Bruce to qualify for the B Final of the U18 Coxless Pair where they were 3rd.
B Final – Girls Under 18 single sculls – Riley Homan – 4th
A Final – Boys U18 Single sculls – Riley Bruce – 5th
A Final- Boys U18 double sculls –Lucas Toovey and Riley Bruce – Bronze Medal
Mens U17 Single sculls – Lucas Toovey- Won the B Final in 8.07.
Girls U15 Coxed quads – Peta McKay, Greer Porter, Samantha Garrick, Laura Neale – cox Flynn Brown- 8th in B Final
Girls U15 Coxed quad (B Crew) – Kilita Fouchee, Hannah Humphreys, Maggie Stiven, Emma smith – cox Estelle Norman – 7th in C Final
Boys U18 Coxless Pair- Riley Bruce and Finn Hunter – 3rd in B Final
Girls U18 Double sculls – Riley Homan and Bridie Hurley –2nd place in B Final
Boys U17 Double sculls – Sam Pearce and Lucas Toovey – 5th in B Final
Girls U18 Novice doubles – Peta McKay and Laura Neale – 5th in C Final
Girls U16 coxed quads – Kilita Fouchee, Hannah Humphreys, Maggie Stiven, Emma smith – cox Estelle – 6th in Repechage
Girls Under 18 single sculls – Bridie Hurley – 2nd in C Final –
Girls Under 15 Double sculls- Greer Porter and Samantha Garrick – 3rd in C Final
Girls U18 Lightweight double sculls – Peta McKay and Laura Neale –6th in repechege
Event 49 – Boys U16 single sculls – 5th in Repecharge, just missing out on B final.