Archive | April, 2016

Fantastic Results From Our Young Rowers: South Island Secondary Schools and Maadi Cup Championships 2016

21 Apr

Riley and Lucas     Under 15 4x - Peta Greer samantha and Laura and cox Flynn

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.

                 

Saturday Finals

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

 

Previous results

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.

 

Impressive Results from the Meridan Canterbury and South Island Championships 2016

20 Apr

The club gained pleasing results from these events held in January of this year.  Performances of note included:

  • Riley Bruce reached the A finals in the men’s open single scull and the men’s club singles sculls at the Canterbury champs. Riley also won the A final of the mens club single sculls at the South Island Championships. He also rowed with Matthew Rae in the A finals of men’s club double sculls at same regatta.
  • Greer Porter and Samantha Garrick competed in the A final of the girls under 17 double sculls at the Canterbury champs. They also teamed up for the girls under 16 double sculls at the South Island champs and were placed 2nd the B final in this event.  Greer gained 3rd place of the girls under 16 single sculls at the South Island Championships
  • David Ayres, AJ Humphreys, Kelvin Mulqueen, Shane Gibson and Hannah Hamphreys (cox) gained second place in the A finals of the Masters coxed quadruple sculls at the Canterbury champs.  David and AJ teamed up with Mike Toepfer and Keith McRobie (TIMC) and Regan Ashley (cox) (TIMC) at the South Island champs to gain 2nd place at the mens masters coxed quadruple sculls (1000m)
  • Riley Homan made the A finals in the Women’s under 19 single sculls South Island champs and in the women’s club single sculls at the Canterbury champs
  • Bride Hurley was placed 1st in the B final of the under 19 singles sculls at the South Island champs and made the A final of the same event at the Canterbury Championships.  Riley and Bridie teamed up for the womens club double sculls at the Canterbury champs and were placed 1st in the B final. The girls rowed together in the A final of the womens under 19 double sculls at the South Island champs.
  • Bridie and Riley also competed with Megan Ball, Helena Crawford, Olivia Pearce and Flynn Brown (cox) in the girls under 18 coxed quadruple sculls were they were placed 1st in the B final at the Canterbury Championships.  At the South Island Championships, Riley and Bridie teamed up with Olivia Pearce, Maddy Ball and Flynn Brown (cox) in the A final of the womens under 19 coxed quadruple sculls.
  • Sam Pearce competed in the A final of the boys under 16 single sculls of the South Island champs
  • Jordon Fox, Zhane Skipper, Maggie Stiven, Kilita Fouchee and Jesse Roberston made the A final of the womens novice coxed quadruple sculls.
  • Shane Gibson competed in the A final of the masters single sculls at the Canberbury champs.

Eleven A Finals at the 2015 Otago Rowing Championships

20 Apr

Twenty-two Wanaka Rowing Club members competed at the Otago Rowing Championships at Lake Ruataniwha last December.  Of the 24 races entered, the club qualified for six B finals and an outstanding 11 A finals.  The huge success for the club demonstrated that the long hours of winter training have paid dividends.

Saturday’s racing continued until late afternoon when the forecast wind disrupted the final few heats.  Rowing resumed on Sunday until wind halted the finals by midday.

Riley Homan and Bridie Hurley both 17, qualified to the A final in the women’s club single sculls where two seconds separated them placing fifth and sixth respectively.  Helena Crawford was placed 3rd in the B final of this event.

Other great results included Greer Porter and Samantha Garrick placed 3rd in their heat in the girls under 15 double sculls but unfortunately the A final in this event was cancelled.  Josie Plimmer and Laura Neale and Emma Smith and Estelle Norman were also placed 3rd in their respective heats of the womens novice double sculls (1000m) but sadly the weather stepped in and  the A final in this event was cancelled.  Josie, Laura, Emma and Estelle (coxed by novice cox Flynn Brown) rowed in the womens novice coxed quad and were headed to a B final if not for the weather.

Riley Bruce, 17, was placed second in the men’s club quadruple sculls and fourth in the B final of the men’s open single sculls. He was also a leading qualifier for two other finals that did not proceed due to rough conditions.

Finally, congratulations to AJ Humphries, Dave Ayres, Kelvin Mulqueen, Shane Gibson and Flynn Brown (cox) who were placed second in the men’s masters quadruple sculls.

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