Close to 70 Somerset Rowers recently competed in the final Coomera Regatta for 2017.
Both the Girls and Boy’s open eights had some hard fought racing with Trinity College, but this time Somerset won through on the line in both races to take victory.
In the Open races Somerset also dominated the single sculls, races with Katherine Plume taking victory in the girls event and Lorenz Muhlbauer taking his first win of the series in the boy’s event.
Other crews to continue their dominant season were the year 9 boy’s winning division 1 of the double scull with Chester Whiting and Thomas McKenna, then backing up to win the quad scull with team mates, Sam Liu, Min-Jae Keyong and Jackson Fifield. The Year 10 boy’s also continued their unbeaten run in the quad scull this time with Miles Turpie coming into the crew due to illness, teaming up with Declan Thew and Joe Lanham.
The year 8 girls quad scull crew of Alissa McKenna, Tenaysha Thomasson, Miku Adachi, Emma Wilson and cox, Sophia Smith, have been improving consistently over the season and were unfortunate not to take victory in their event, finishing just 0.27 seconds behind the winning crew from Kenmore State High School. Miku Adachi and Emma Wilson also gained second place in the year 8 girls double scull.
The rowers will how head to Wyaralong Dam for Gold Coast Schools Trophy Regatta on Saturday where they will compete for the Jenny Pemberton Trophy for the overall point score for the best school.
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