Stunning finals day produces 26 medallists

From March 13 to 15 Westlake Girls high school competed against almost 2,000 students from 100 schools at the North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships held at Lake Karapiro.

Westlake produce a stunning finals day performance, for the first time in our history we medalled in every age group (u15-18 & u18 N). We finished the day with eight top 8 finishes and a further six podium finishes. Overall, we had 26 medallists, 14 of whom were first time medallists.

The squad’s performance in eight oar events continues to be the highlight of this seasons results – for the first time in our history we made A finals in all six 8 oar events, claiming medals in the Gu16 & Gu17 8. For the first time since 2014 we boated a u18 8 in the A final, finishing a highly credible fifth in a field where first to last were separated by only 10 seconds. We look forward to taking another run at the u18 eight in the 2020-2021 racing season.

Any students interested in becoming a part of the Westlake Girls Rowing programme, can learn more about the sport on the school website – We will be recruiting for the new season in June 2020.

G U15 4+Ayla Holmes, Safra Wohlfarth, Grace Marshall, Sophie Dykgraaf + Jamie WhitakerBRONZE
G U18 2-Devon Thorpe, Sylvia LeadleyBRONZE
G U16 8+Scarlett Kerse, Sofia Greenhalgh, Hollie Marshman, Sophie Dykgraaf, Georgie Shotter, Abbie Clements, Ayla Holmes, Claire Snelling + Charlotte RamBRONZE
G U17 8+Caitlin Rawlings, Kate Staines, Sofia Greenhalgh, Billie Insull, Hollie Marshman, Scarlett Kerse, Trixie Andrew, Katie Booth + Emma PattersonBRONZE
G U18 4X+Olivia Anderson, Sylvia Leadley, Devon Thorpe, Nyla Bunyan + Jamie WhittakerSILVER
G N18 4+Georgie Shotter, Claudia Pilkington, Eva Dykgraaf, Safra Wohlfarth + Eva ToddBRONZE
G U18 8+Olivia Anderson, Sylvia Leadley, Caitlin Rawlings, Kate Staines, Devon Thorpe, Nyla Bunyan, Sofia Greenhalgh, Scarlett Kerse + Jamie Whittaker5TH



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