Silver medal for King’s Ely rowers at Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

King's Ely rowers won Silver at this year's prestigious Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta.

King's Ely rowers won Silver at this year's prestigious Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta. - Credit: Archant

King’s Ely rowers won silver at this year’s Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta.

King's Ely rowers won silver at this year's Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta.

King's Ely rowers won silver at this year's Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta. - Credit: Archant

Thirty-two of the school’s Year 8 and 9 rowers competed in the multi-lane regatta on June 9, racing over 500m from a standing start.

The event is designed for students in Years 6 to 9 and rowers from across the country compete, including those from well-known junior rowing clubs from the South of England.

The morning division consisted of King’s Ely’s Year 9 boys and Year 8 girls racing in coxed quads, whilst the Year 8 boys raced in double sculls.

In the second division, the Year 9 girls and Year 8 boys then raced in coxed quads and the Year 8 girls went into double sculls.


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All but four of King’s Ely’s crews made the finals on the day.

The stand-out performance came from the Under 14 Coxed Four crew, who won their heat and then placed second, taking home the silver medal in the final.

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The crew was Clare Sergeant, Mia Gray, Georgina Schosland, Stephanie Watson and Otilia Salgado.

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