College rowers at Maadi

At Maadi – back, from left, Alya Mexted, Casey-Lee Baker, Carys Joyce and Isla Joyce and front, Asarina Johnson and Janiah Jacob.

Asarina Johnson and Casey-Lee Baker finished second in the B-final of the girls under-18 novice double sculls at the Maadi Cup regatta.

Te Awamutu College was represented in five events on Lake Karāpiro  and the pair were also in the other crew to qualify for a B-final.

The girls under 18 novice coxed quad sculls – also featuring Isla Joyce, Janaiah Jacob and cox Carys Joyce placed seventh in their final – and went under eight minutes at the regatta for the first time in their fourth outing.

This year’s Maadi Cup regatta, competed in almost perfect weather throughout the week, produced the closest race in the finale as St Bede’s pipped Maadi Cup holders Hamilton Boys’ High by a fraction of a second.

The event attracted thousands of rowers and spectators to Waipā.

Te Awamutu College fielded a squad of 15  novice – first year – rowers at the regatta.

Coach Alya Mexted was pleased with the college’s showing.

“These results are awesome for a small club and for first year rowers so I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

  • Ronella Felizardo is a Wintec journalism student.

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