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LC rowers place at Lismore

April Shannon and Grace Johnson. Image: contributed

On Sunday October 27 a number of Lower Clarence Rowing Club members traveled to Coraki for the Lismore Rowing Club regatta. Unlike other regattas, this regatta was a short course meet, where competitors raced over 500m.

In the Masters category, Clare Millist had an outstanding meet placing first in the womens single scull. Lisa Plummer took out second place in her division. Millist teamed up with Joanne Meehan where they placed second in their double and both were part of the winning crew in the Womens Masters Quad.

Our Junior rowers capitalised on the opportunity to get some sprint practice in.

Some highlights included: Ashley Luland winning the women’s under 17 single scull and the women’s handicap single scull. 

Grace Johnson also showed her strength over the short course, taking out the women’s under 15/16 single, while Royce McIntyre placed second in the mens under 15/16 scull. Aimee Jeffrey and Laclan Maxwell teamed up to place 2nd in the mixed double, with Maxwell also taking out the men’s under 17 single scull.

In the women’s under 15/16 double scull Molly Hopkins and Ruby Chamberlain placed first, with April shannon and Grace Johnson in second place.

In the women’s open scull, Clara Samms placed second and teamed up with Aimee Jeffrey to win the women’s open double scull, with the crew of April Shannon and Ruby Chamberlain stepping into a respectable second position. Samms also placed second in the women’s handicap single scull.

Well done to all who took part and a special congratulations to Fiona Smith who competed in her first regatta. Thanks again to our major sponsors: Mareeba Aged Care & Maclean Services Club.

As the NRRA season gets into full swing, our next meet will be the Grafton HS/South Grafton HS regatta on Sunday November 17.

Kylie Duff

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