SA Schools Rowing Championships - St Andrew's College

SA Schools Rowing Championships

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SA Schools Rowing Championships

SA Schools Rowing Championships, Day 1:
Racing began today with events in the smaller boat categories (single sculls and pairs) with oarsmen from across all the age groups competing.
The day’s racing brought some incredibly close racing, especially in the Open and U16 categories.
Max Estcourt did very well to make it through his heat and semi to reach the final of the U16 Scull in a field of 48 competitors. He finished in 7th place overall having remained in a close pack of competitors right to the finish line.
In the U16 pairs, both combinations of Joe Kroon and Connor Moorcroft as well as Aiden Wood and James Stapylton-Smith made the final. Kroon and Moorcroft came home in 4th place with only 1.5 seconds separating the top 4 crews at the line.
The race of the day came from Matthew Powell and Scott Moorcroft who made the final of the U19 pair as the slowest qualifiers but managed to pull out their best performance in the final to take the bronze medal!
SA Schools Rowing Championships, Day 2 (Saturday 5 March):
It was another great day of competition at Victoria Lake in Germiston at the SA Schools Rowing Championships. St Andrew’s College crews took home medals in 4 out of the 5 events they competed in today.
The U14 Octuple produced what was by far their best performance of the season in both their heat and finals races against quality opposition from around the country. They took 3rd place and the bronze medal, finishing behind St Benedict’s and St Stithians. This is the first medal for a St Andrews U14 Octuple at the SA Championships for many years!
The U16s competed in the Eight and had to fight every inch of the way against SACS and St John’s with the three crews separated by less than 1.5 seconds on the line. College took the Bronze medal – just 0.35 of a second behind the SACS crew.
The Opens contested the 1st Coxed and Coxless fours events. In the Coxed four, St Benedict’s took the win with Jeppe and St Stithians in a close battle with the crew of Scott Ritchie, Benjamin Terry, Jack Schmidt, Dylan Heurlin and Jared Hayes. At the line the College crew held on to 3rd place.
In the final of the Coxless fours event, the crew of Matthew Powell, Scott Moorcroft, Daniel Cotton and Justin Charles had a four way fight with their rivals from SACS, St John’s and St Benedict’s all the way down the 1000m course with just over 1 second separating those four crews at the finish line. College taking a further bronze medal behind SACS and St John’s.