Waipa chases Maadi success

Cambridge High’s Cullen Aveyard and Tyler-James Udy warm up.

Waipā schools have featured prominently in this year’s Maadi Cup regatta at Lake Karapiro.

When the News went to press on March 25,  St Peter’s Cambridge had qualified three boats into the A final –  U15 Boys Double, U15 Girls Octuple and U17 Boys Quad.

Cambridge High also saw a significant number of combinations progress.

Megan Glenn, Assistant Director of Rowing at the St Peter’s Cambridge, said race conditions had been good with little to no wind, with any wind being a helpful tail breeze.

The school had also qualified 10 boats into the semi-finals to be raced today and a further 17 boats raced in repechages yesterday.

The Under 15 Girls fours representing St Peter’s Cambridge – from left, Maddi Maber (coxswain), Brooke Weir, Keana Woodfield, Charlise Davison and Georgia Wenham

Cambridge High School have also enjoyed a successful start to the regatta with six crews winning their heats and securing a position in a semi-final.

These crews included the Boys U18 double, the Girls U17 coxed quad, the Girls U17 single, the Girls U16 single, the Girls U15 coxed quad and the Girls U15 double.

St Peter’s Cambridge Under 16 Boys fours – from left, Rua O’Reilly, Sean Watkins, Caleb Blind, Archie Hazlett and coxswain Brogen Draper. All photos – Conrad Blind.

Fifteen other crews progressed through to a repechage.

Te Awamutu College’s Sam Shaw qualified for the repechage in under 16 single scull after finishing fifth in his heat.

The College’s only other representatives, Katie Dale and Keita Koroheke competed in the heats of the double scull heats.

Semi-finals were on Friday, and finish today.

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