THIRTY two King’s Ely Junior and Senior rowers competed in the annual Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta on June 9th.
The morning division consisted of our 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.
All students did a fantastic job in representing the school and showed true grit and determination in some very hard fought races, resulting in all but four crews making the finals on the day.
The stand out performance was that of the girls’ J14 4x+ who won their heat and then placed second, taking home the Silver medal in a very exciting final. The crew was: Clare Sergeant, Mia Gray, Georgina Scholsland, Stephanie Watson and Otilia Salgado.