The senior Somerset rowers recently represented the College at the Australian Rowing Championships which were held in Penrith, New South Wales. Cian Muenster had his best ever regatta competing in the schoolboy’s single scull.
Cian unluckily missed out on the semi-final to compete in the “A” or “B” final, but went on to win the “C” final which placed him 17th in Australia and he recorded a faster time than many of the scullers who finished in the higher ranked finals.
Katherine Plume and Jade Mansell rowed in a variety of boats across the week-long competition making the final of the Under 19 women’s four with a couple of other Queensland girls to place them in the top crews in the country. They also competed in the Under 19 women’s pair and the schoolgirl’s single scull events.
Aidan McKeon, Blake Mills, Marc Eksteen, Lachlan Munro and Alexander Taylor-Girdler rowed in the schoolboy’s coxed four. They had a strong lead up campaign as a crew finishing fourth at the Queensland championships and making the final at the NSW state championships. At the Australian Championships the crew were 4th in the B final, placing them 12th.
All of these senior rowers have trained across the summer including the school holidays to compete at the nationals and they showed great persistence in their efforts in Penrith.
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