Shrewsbury School

Medal places for rowers at Wallingford Regatta

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Over the coach weekend four Shrewsbury crews travelled to Dorney Lake to race at the Wallingford Regatta.

The Boys 1st VIII split into two coxed fours and competed in the open club category. The crews produced strong performances in their heats to proceed to the A final and making the cut from 18 down to 6. It was great to have both crews line up alongside each other on the start line. After a strong challenge from both crews they came in 2nd and 5th.

The Senior Girls quad made a similarly strong start in their heat and secured a place in the A final against a competitive field. In the A final the crew gave a good account of themselves coming in sixth.

The J16 VIII placed eight out of twelve in the heats and sadly missed out on a place in the final.

On Monday one pupil, Julian W (S, UVI), raced in the single at the Junior Sculling Regatta at Dorney Lake. In the time trial Julian produced a strong row to make it into the A final, which saw less than two seconds separating 2nd to 6th place and setting up a potentially exciting final. The final didn’t disappoint with some terrific racing the whole way down the track. There was a photo finish required to separate the medals with Julian been awarded a well-deserved bronze medal after an impressive effort.

Athol Hundermark

Master i/c Rowing 

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