on the Barwon river in Geelong Thursday 13th March representing Corowa High
School and Galen Catholic College. The students from Corowa High have been in
training as part of the school rowing program for Wednesday sport.
The day as usual was an early start with racing beginning at 8.30am so
the rowers were on the road at 4.00am.
First race was the female Open scull with the inform Megan Vogel leading the way, Megan controlled her heat to come second and qualify for the final. In the final racing against her sculling partner for the Nationals from Melbourne Megan turned the result from the heat to record a 2
Bradley Pearsall is coming into ominous form into the Nationals with a
dominate display in the open single scull he powered away to a comfortable
victory. The male doubles were up next with Bradley Pearsall and Jack Delaney
combining in the open double scull. Racing against year 12 students the boys
never gave up making the final and coming a close 2nd.The boys raced next in
their in the year 10 double scull and showed their class to prove too strong for
the opposition recording a strong win.
The year 7 and 8 quad scull was up next with Julia Delaney, Sarah Hughes, Olivia Hughes,Ellie Gough and cox Georgia King competing in their first regatta. These girls have have put in at training and
were excited at competing in Geelong for their school. The girls raced over the
shorter 500m course and showed great control to win their heat and and rowed a
great final to win the final.
Paige Cooper representing Galen College competed in the year 7 and 8 single scull. Paige has developed throughout the season and showed her improvement to prove too strong for the field to win the final.
Megan and Paige competed in the year 10 single with Megan making the A final to come
2nd in a close race. Paige qualified for the B final and rowed a great race as she finished strongly to claim the victory.
The male year 10 single scull saw Brad ,Jack and first time competitor Riley Van Leeuwen competing. As expected Brad won his heat and the A final while Jack and Riley qualified for the B final
with Jack coming 2nd and Riley a fantastic row to come 4th.
A great day was had as the students showed their improvement and
development in the sport.
Thanks to Corowa High teacher Sharyn Bridges and Corowa R.C life member Daryl Martin for the support with school rowing. Chris Pensini and Stuart Pearsall for driving the students to Geelong keeping the travel costs down. The parents who helped out on the day particularly Rainer Vogel for doing the bow numbers for all the crews.