Medal haul for Cashmere HS at South Island rowing champs

Cashmere High School rowers found early season form at the South Island secondary schools regatta on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel.

The Cashmere High School men's novice eight earned a silver medal at the South Island regatta on...
The Cashmere High School men's novice eight earned a silver medal at the South Island regatta on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel. Photo: Cashmere High School.
Cashmere’s 19-strong team had plenty of success in one of the key lead-up events to the national regatta, the Maadi Cup at the end of March which is the pinnacle of the secondary school season.

Cashmere made 10 A finals and came home with a gold, two silvers and a bronze medal from the event.

Nicole Campbell won the under-17 single sculls and then combined with Murren Halcrow to earn a silver in the under-17 double.

The novice eight of Pablo Fitzgerald, George Higgins, William Anderson, Sam Clelland, Oscar Clatworthy, James Martin, Ben Hay, Sam Evans and cox, Rose McArthur, finished second in their final.

Fitzgerald, Higgins, Anderson, Evans and McArthur also earned a bronze in the novice coxed four.

The under-19 coxed quad of Joe Young, Henry Clatworthy, Lachlan Taylor, Sam Griffin and cox Laura Dyson managed seventh in their final.

The same combination, minus Dyson, also finished seventh in the men’s club coxless quad.

Halcrow, Nicole Campbell, McArthur, Dyson and Evans finished sixth in the under-17 coxed quad sculls.

The boys under-16 coxed quad of Fitzgerald, Higgins, Anderson, Evans and Young finished eighth in their final.

The crews will now continue their preparations for the national secondary schools’ Maadi Cup event on Lake Ruataniwha which starts on March 30.

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