After winning gold for Maclean High at the Head of the River regatta, Lachlan Maxwell was back in the boat for Lower Clarence Rowing Club.
After winning gold for Maclean High at the Head of the River regatta, Lachlan Maxwell was back in the boat for Lower Clarence Rowing Club. Contributed

Lower Clarence club continues form on the river

ROWING: Lower Clarence Rowing Club has continued its reign of Northern Rivers clubs with a dominant showing at the recent Grafton Rowing Regatta.

The 2017 Clarence Valley Club of the Year regularly featured on the podium as they collected a swag of medals under a cloudless sky on the Clarence River.

The club's master rowers started the day off in fine style with both Keryn Saunders and Clare Millist winning their single scull divisions and Candice Jagoe second in her race.

The crew of Saunders, Millist, Joanne Meehan and Jagoe then won the Women's Masters Hcp quad scull while Saunders and Jagoe also won the handicap double scull.

Joanne and Clare joined a Murwillumbah crew in the WM/WHcp four finishing 2nd but were the first masters crew home with Andre Kendall as cox. Joanne also had a win with the Murwillumbah Mixed crew.

Logan Bolton won the Mens Open single scull with Ben Young rounding out the podium in third. Logan and Ben finished second in the open double scull. In the Open quad, the crew of Duncan Fischer, Rhys Fischer, Ethan Davis and Brenton Ford (Grafton) were the winners with the other Lower Clarence crew of Logan, Ben, Lachlan Maxwell and Blake Palmer (Mur'bah) behind them in second.

Clara Samms and Stephanie Hutton finished second in their respective divisions of the Under 17 single scull while in the WU17 double scull Clara and Stephanie were the winners with Kirilly Maxwell and Kate Behn second. The four girls then came third in the Under-17 quad. Maxwell also had a great win in the Womens hcp single scull.

Hope Baker and Kate Behn finished third in the WU15/16 double scull while the crew of Baker, April Shannon, Aimee Jeffrey and Ashley Luland came second in the WU15/16 quad which was their first race together at a regatta.

Lachlan Maxwell won the Under 15/16 single scull and came second in the Men's handicap single. He then combined with teammate Andre Kendall to finish second in the double scull.

Logan Bolton and Blake Palmer (Mur'bah) then capped off the weekend when they won the Men's handicap double with Rhys Fischer and Ben Young second.

But the club said none of it would be possible without the dedication of club coaches Harold Kratz, Betty Bogdanek, Keryn Saunders and Clare Millist.



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