HEADINGTON School’s Danielle Semple just missed out on a medal at the World Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania, writes John Wiggins.

Semple was in the stroke seat of the Great Britain quad scull that finished a frustrating fourth in the A final on Sunday.

Another Headington girl, Mattea Wuetrich, meanwhile, sculled for Switzerland, who finished 12th.

Radley College’s Archie McChesney was at stroke in the coxed four that missed victory in the B final by a mere 0.01 seconds.

Britain still produced their best team performance with two golds, a silver and bronze medals.

l Abingdon Rowing Club’s masters scullers enjoyed success on Maidenhead Regatta’s 500m upstream.

They secured three club wins and another two in combination with Falcon RC.

Dennis Engelke (Abingdon) and Naomi Sharma (Falcon RC), in the mixed double scull, extended their winning record to take the IM3 and masters C events.

Husband and wife team, Tim and Karen Baker, won the mixed masters E double, while Baker and Engelke teamed up to win the men’s masters D event.

Engelke further proved his worth in the single, winning the IM3 category.

Summer vacation it may be, but for those Oxford University college students still in residence, the rowing continues.

Graduate college Wolfson added another three wins to their tally at Maidenhead.

Phil Schafer and Laura Depner were particularly busy.

Unable to race in the mixed race due to a clash of events, they opted for the open novice double scull and duly won, beating men’s crews from the hosts.

Schafer also took the novice single title while Depner was in the winning women’s novice coxed four with Jill Betts, Abi Killen, Stefanie Zekoll and cox, Jessica Buck.

Merton College’s Samuel Picard and Lukas Koch were frustrated as they respectively lost to Wolfson in the novice single and –by just three foot – to Engelke in the IM3 singles.

But together, they won the IM3 double sculls, while Linacre College took the IM3 coxed fours.