Medals aplenty at Ruataniwha

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Marlborough based rowers claimed a string of podium placings, including four golds, at the South Island championships staged at Lake Ruataniwha last weekend.

Gold medals went to Central RPC’s Tristan Gregory-Hunt, in the men’s premier single, the Wairau women’s club quad of Macey Kappely, Eva Lloyd, Polly Wenlock and Jaimee Bridger, the Wairau women’s intermediate quad comprising Meg Flanagan, Liv Theodore, Maggie Lane, Kelsey Daldorf plus cox Lara Bacchus and the Blenheim men’s intermediate double of Logan Macdonald and Fred Vavasour.

Seven crews claimed silver medals, including the Wairau girls under-17 eight (Flanagan, Daldorf, Lane, Georgia Macdonald, Lily Crawford, Theodore, Cleo Ingram, Paige Materoa and cox Bacchus.

Other silver medallists were the Wairau men’s senior pair of Jack Castle and Will Johnston, the Wairau women’s club pair of Maddi Robinson and Bridger, the Wairau men’s club quad comprising Will Dunkley, Elliot Rose, Lachlan Stevens and Will Samson, Wairau’s Flanagan in the intermediate single, the Wairau premier men’s quad of Harrison Somerville, Sebastian and Rhys Krappe plus Jordan Gasson, as well as the Wairau girls under-16 coxed four of Holly Feltham, Macdonald, Lane, Materoa and Bacchus.

There were also eight crews who managed to bag bronze medals.

They included Central RPC sculler Kobe Miller in the men’s premier single, Wairau‘s Niamh Monk in the women’s senior single, the Blenheim boys under-17 coxed four of Dylan Burton, Rhys Salvador, Sam Feltham, Ashley-James Fitzgerald and cox Oliver Price, the Wairau under-19 women’s coxed quad, comprising Robinson, Olive Smith, Holly Blake, Grace Waring-Jones and cox Maani Gasson, the Central RPC men’s premier double of Miller and Jamie Hindle-Daniels, the Picton intermediate men’s double of Matthais Alexander and Dunkley, the RPC premier women’s double of Phoebe Trolove and Mia Uluilelata, plus the Wairau intermediate double of Blake and Waring-Jones.

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