South High rowers racing ahead
THE rowing team from South Grafton High has re-entered the Regatta competition after a few years' break with great success. At the Lower Clarence Regatta on Sunday, the South High rowers entered 15 events and was the strongest team.
Event winners were Kiara Hankinson (Women's Novice Single Scull ), Aiden Hankinson (Men's Novice Single Scull, Men's U17 Double Scull) , and Timothy Van Dalson (Men's Novice Single Scull, Men's U17 Double Scull).
Under the coaching direction of Colin Lang and Adam Dewberry, the other senior rowers in the team - Ruby Sherrin and Jessica Turner - improved their times and scored places (Women's Handicap Single Sculls, Women's U17 Double Scull and Double Handicap Scull).
The junior rowers (Chloe Burgess, Emily Van Dalson, Lucy Heathcote and Essie Duray) entered the Women's U15/16 Quad scull and provided plenty of competition to the winners (Lower Clar- ence) on a strange course.
These promising rowers also gained places in the Single and Double Scull events.
Rowing is a growing sport on the Clarence River and is available at South Grafton and Grafton High Schools and the Clarence Valley Anglican School for all interested students.