Biggest Otago medal haul to Dunstan Arm

Otago rowers were among the medals on day four at Lake Karapiro.

Dunstan Arm claimed the biggest haul, while the region’s RPC rowers also supplied a handful of placings at the national championships yesterday.

Oamaru’s Mark Taylor, based out of the Southern RPC, claimed gold in the under-22 double sculls.

He paired with Nathan Luff to win in 7min 22.44sec.

Hamish Bond claimed gold in the men’s pair, alongside James Lassche, in 6min 3.98sec.

Ben Mason claimed silver in the men’s under-20 single sculls.

The former Otago Boys’ High School pupil, now based at the Southern RPC, finished in 7min 03.25sec, less than a second behind Ricky Kiddle.

Eva Hofmans also claimed a silver, partnering Sally Wylaars in the under-20 double sculls.

Dunstan Arm claimed its first medal in the women’s club coxless quadruple sculls.

Paige Furrie, Mackenzie Ealson, Malia Banks and Sophie Smith combined to finish in 7min 02.53sec to claim silver.

In the women’s club four, Skye Morton, Sophie Thompson, Bella Jolly, Kate Hanning and cox Smith won bronze.

Will and Zak Healey followed with a bronze in the men’s club double sculls, while Simon Smith and Greg McLaughlin matched their performance in the senior grade.

Not to be outdone, Kirsty Mahoney and Daendie de Beer followed with a bronze in the women’s double sculls.

In the men’s club coxless quadruple sculls, Wakatipu’s crew of Loic Billoud, Oliver Herron, Oliver Bisley and Charlie Campbell took bronze.

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