Over the weekend our students competed in their biggest regatta for the season – the Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta held in Geelong on the Barwon River. Across three days of highly competitive racing – our Loreto crews’ talents, dedication and tenacity was evident in their results.
Rowing Coordinator, Taylah Blake shared the following wrap up: All 6 senior crews made an A final – and all 6 crews also made it to the podium, coming home with either a bronze, silver or gold medal! Our wonderful open division 5, 4 and 3 Crews won their A finals, taking home a gold medal in their events!
Our Inters raced in the highly competitive Quad events for the first time at HOSG – and we could not be prouder of their performances. Our Year 10.2 crew made an A final (an enormous feat) with the remainder of our crews making B/C finals where their finishing position ranked them in the top 9 in the State.
Our Juniors continued on with their stellar form – with all 5 crews making either an A or B final. Our Junior Div 5 and Div 2 crews both made A finals which they won – taking home a gold medal! Our Junior Div 1 crew also made an A final and fought it out in a close race – taking home a silver medal and solidifying their place as one of the best Junior Quads in the State.
These incredible performances across the board lead to an outstanding 5 x gold medals, 2 x silver medals and 2 x bronze medals – placing Loreto Ballarat 4th on the overall medal tally for the weekend!!!! We couldn’t be more proud of our girls and know that these results are reflective of the way they have committed themselves to training, their exceptional coaches and their individual talent and hard work.
We now turn our attention to the Australian National Championships – our final regatta for the Open Division 1 and Year 10 Division 1 crews for the season!