Somerset College Rowing Club started the initial part of the rowing season off with a sizeable bang by hosting the Annual Indoor Rowing Championships. Overall the event was successful with Somerset College rowers putting in some very strong individual performances. While there were many thrilling races throughout the day, special mention must go out to:
- Daniel Abelson for coming 3rd in the U15 boys final. This was the most exciting race that was seen on Saturday where the difference between 3rd and 1st places was 0.9 of a second. Incredible racing and a good show for things to come.
- Katherine Williams for winning the Open girls event in a very competitive time of 7:45.9. This puts her 15 seconds away from an automatic invitation to the South African Rowing National Squad trials in March 2017.
- Hannah Ernstzen for a very close 3rd place in the girl’s U15 event in a tightly contested event.
- Andries Buger for placing 2nd in the senior men’s event posting a time that was the second fastest of the entire event.
- Jordi Grüsch, Dylan Sutherland, Joe Edwards and Fransis McGregor all of whom completed their very first ergo races ending with some very good times. Welcome to the club.
With regard to results, Somerset College Rowing Club had a very good day placing in the top 3 in 6 of the 8 individual events offered on the day. In this, the girl’s side of the club became somewhat of an unstoppable force at the Indoor regatta winning all but one of the female events. The Open girls lead from the front in this coming in at 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
7 medals were awarded to Somerset College representatives throughout the day.
11 Somerset college rowers came in the top 3 in their races.
4 Somerset college representatives placed first.
Once again the ‘products’ of the Somerset College Rowing Club speak for themselves.