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Silver Medal for Rowers at NSW Championships

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Week 4,
Term One, 2016

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The Somerset Girls Under 16 Double Scull of Jade Mansell and Madizen Wilkins led the way, bringing home a silver medal from the New South Wales Rowing Championships last weekend.

The duo also made the final in the Under 17 Girls Quad Scull along with their team mates, Katherine Plume, Hannah Neumann and coxswain Blake Mills. Jade also made the final of the Under 16 Single Scull where she finished in 5th place.

A group of 18 rowers travelled to Penrith to race on Australia’s premiere rowing course, competing in a variety of events including single, double and quad sculls, as well as trying their hand at the school coxed four. The racing was at an extremely high level, which saw three of our crews just miss out on qualifying for finals.

The rowers gained much experience over the weekend, managing the sweltering conditions well to produce some of their best performances.

As always, the rowers represented the College proudly. I would like to thank co-coach Alison Barry and team manager Jacqui Sina for their assistance over the course of the very busy weekend, which saw the students arrive back on the Gold Coast late on Sunday night.

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