OARsome First Regatta

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By Nicola Boemo, Sports Administrator

Congratulations to our Korowa Intermediate and Senior Rowing Squad for competing in their first Rowing Regatta for the season down in Geelong on Saturday. Our girls were up against some tough competition and conditions. 

Director of Rowing, Peter Campbell has confirmed the girls won more medals on Saturday than the program won in the whole of last season! He encourages the girls to focus on their performance and to let the results take care of themselves. When the girls get the performances right, this happens:

1 GOLD medal
Tash Voulanas – Under 17 single scull

4 SILVER medals
Ruby Waring, Eliza Roxborough-Judd, Jemima Parton, Georgia Papavassiliou and Claire Weir – Under 19 Coxed Quad
Eliza Roxborough-Judd, Georgia Papavassiliou, Jemima Parton, Annika Spiers and Vera Padisetti – School Girl Coxed Quad Division 1 (beating Ruyton 1sts on the way to the final – for the first time in 5 years)
Eva Moran, Jess Eyres, Matilda Baird, Lucy Papp and Skye Blackshaw – Year 9 Quad Scull Division 2
Mary Kalaitzis, Jaimie Major, Tash Voulanas, Sienna Smith and Zoe Konstantas – Year 9 Quad Scull Division 1

3 BRONZE medals
Annika Spiers – Under 19 Single Scull
Jess Eyres, Elise Vayenas, Jaimie Major, Sienna Smith and Zoe Konstantas – Under 17 Coxed Quad Scull
Emma Gilmour – School Girl Single Scull Division 1

Two 4th places (in the A Final)
Sarah Manolitsas, Millie Marchant, Cassandra Petropoulos, Hilary Zhu and Vera Padisetti – Under 19 Coxed Quad (Korowa had 2 of the 4 crews in the A Final of this event!)
Chloe Piggot, Phoebe Shumack, Eva Moran, Lucy Papp and Skye Blackshaw – Under 17 Coxed Quad (Korowa had 2 of the 4 crews in the A Final of this event too!)

Notable Performances
Phoebe Shumack for reaching the A Final in Year 9 Single Scull Division 1 but succumbing to illness late in the day forcing a withdrawal.
Chloe Piggott winning the C Final of the Year 9 Single Scull.

Please join us in congratulating the rowers and coxswains on a job well done and we look forward to following their successes throughout the upcoming Regatta Season.