For the first time at Somerset College 200 athletes competed against each other on rowing machines at lunch time of Week 3 this term. In what turned into the loudest Inter-House event of the year, teams were cheered and pushed to their limits for House Glory.

Monday saw the Year 8 teams kick off with Starkey taking early points, but the highlight was State Champion rower Angus Riddle anchoring the Andrews Boys team to an outstanding win.

Tuesday was the Year 9 athletes turn to test their resilience with Holly Hembling from Veivers bringing them back from third in the last leg of the relay to snatch the win from Laver and Andrews who crossed the line within ten meters of each other.

The Year 10 athletes took their turn on Wednesday with Andrews and Veivers tied on points but it was Veivers who struck early with a win in the Girls team. Callum Miles set the pace early for the Franklin Boys team and they never looked back with Franklin holding off Veivers for their first win of the competition.

To win the Roberts Family Trophy Veivers House needed to hold off a strong Andrews House who started with a win in the Open Girls team on Thursday closing the gap to just 20 points. With everything coming down to the last race it was Laver standing up and winning their first race of the week with Thomas Gray setting an unbeatable pace. Andrews finished second in the Open Boys, but it was Veivers in third which meant they held on to their lead and took out the Interhouse Indoor Rowing Competition for 2022.

  • Veivers 195
  • Andrews 180
  • Laver 150
  • Franklin 135
  • Starkey 130

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