Rowers put on Karāpiro show 

St Peter’s boys quad, from left, Valentine Barrio-Frojan, Joshua Yeoman, Khaidar Tuikin, Chris Thorsen (coach) and Harrison McClintock. 

Some of the country’s finest young rowers put on two days of outstanding racing on Lake Karāpiro last weekend.

The regatta attracted a host of Waipā and Waikato rowing clubs and schools – and promising rowers from Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whakatane, Whangarei and Whanganui.

Weather for the event was threatening, but it largely remained dry over the two days.

St Peter’s Year 11 and 12 students were at the Karapiro Club Regatta and all made finals.

The boys’ quad of Harrison McClintock, Joshua Yeoman, Khaidar Tuikin and Valentin Barrio-

Frojan raced well in men’s senior coxless quad sculls, finishing fifth in a highly competitive final.

Peyton Barnard and Charlise Davison won the girls’ U16 double sculls in convincing fashion.

Arabella Barrio-Frojan and Imogene Short stormed home in the women’s club double sculls.

Te Awamutu Rowing Club’s Lolkje  Deboer was fourth in the women’s club single sculls while from Cambridge High the women’s intermediate coxed eight  of Charlotte Wilson, Elise Pickford, Kendall Muir, Isla Newlands, Caitlan Bax, Annaliese Jenner, Ruby David, Molly Macdiarmid and cox Jack Charlton  clipped six seconds off their heat time to win the A final.

Karāpiro will host a Christmas regatta over three days from December 16.

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