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ROWING: Ten-up Wallingford dominate regatta
5:47pm Wednesday 18th June 2014 in Sport
Wallingford RC swept the board in the Reading Amateur Regatta, bringing home ten gold medals On a great weekend, they were awarded the Victor Ludorum Trophy, for the club winning the most events.
Lizzie Polgreen kicked things off on Saturday with a win by clear water in the elite single sculls.
The women’s elite double then followed suit, winning their event with a verdict of ‘easily’ over Twickenham RC.
Wallingford’s women’s novice coxed four also won in style, beating Bournemouth University A by four lengths.
The girls’ J15 coxed crew of Georgia Swiatoniowska, Ani Cook, Jessica Polkey, Morgan Sims and cox Billy Lines won convincingly.
They were closely followed by the boys’ J16 A quad, who beat Claire’s Court School by 11/2 lengths in their final. On Sunday, there was victory for Eve Newton in the women’s novice single scull.
Also victorious were the club’s J18 pair of Dan Wilkinson and Tom Brock.
In one of the closest races of the day, the Wallingford girls’ J18 pair of Alive Walker and Katie Metalli beat Reading by a foot to claim the title.
The club’s youngest double combination of Lauren Shannon and Jessica Shuttleworth won the J16 category.
The victorious J15 quad of the previous day made it a double success by claiming the J16 quad event, a noteworthy victory as they raced in a higher age group.
No other local outfits could match Wallingford’s tally.
Hinksey notched up two wins, while Radley College, City of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Abingdon School and Wadham managed one trophy apiece.
Action is frantic this coming weekend with Henley Women’s Regatta held over tomorrow Saturday and Sunday, Marlow Regatta at Dorney on Saturday, and Thames Valley Park on Sunday.
A number of top locals will be in Aiguebelette, France, in the GB team contesting the second World Cup regatta of the year.