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Dimock takes gold in U18s single sculls final

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James Dimock claimed gold in the U18 single sculls at the Maadi Regatta in Twizel.

Macleans College and Saint Kentigern College made several podiums at secondary school rowing’s biggest annual event, the Aon Maadi Regatta 2024 at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.

The event, which ran from March 18-24, was massive for Macleans College rower James Dimock who clinched gold in the boys under 18 single scull gold A Final (7:20.03).

Dimock and Logan Turrall grabbed bronze in the boys under 18 double sculls A Final (6:55.73) while schoolmate Nathan Strachan won bronze in the boys under 17 single sculls (7:34.26).

James Dimock and Logan Turrall took bronze in the boys u18 double scull, pictured with the coaches.
Nathan Strachan clinched bronze in the U17 single sculls.

A Fahey and M Pechorin, also from Macleans, were first in the boys u18 novice double sculls B Final (7:23.69).

“As a squad of 12 we had an incredible regatta making four A finals and three B finals which, for the size of our squad, is amazing,” a Macleans parent said.

In the Saint Kentigern camp, the boys u15 coxed octuple sculls team [Liam Dowling, Monty Neubert, Ben Rickard, Sebastian Wallace, Zach Peebles, Freddie Simons, Leo Sargent, Hugo Jancys + Charles McRobie] were second in the A Final (6:20.28).

Saint Kentigern College’s U15 coxed octuple sculls won a silver medal.

The boys u15 coxed quad sculls [Liam Dowling, Monty Neubert, Ben Rickard, Sebastian Wallace + Charles McRobie – A Final claimed a creditable third for bronze (7:02.87).

St Kents picked up a bronze in the boys u15 double sculls [L Sargent, J Montgomerie] B Final (7:41.81).

The girls u16 coxed eight [E Qian, H van der Mescht, K Slyfield, S Sayer, G Vincent, K Bannister, K Hannan, E Shaw + C Zeng] had a great race taking gold in the B Final (6:59.54).

To cap it off, the boys u18 novice coxed quad sculls [Z Peebles, F Simons, L Sargent, H Jancys + H Gardner] claimed silver in the B Final (7:17.12).

Maadi Cup always ends with the celebrated eights and they didn’t disappoint. The final races of the day were the boys and girls U18 8+s. The crowd was at full capacity as everyone was interested in the final events of the regatta, Rowing Hub reported.

Christchurch Girls crossed the finish line first, securing the gold. St. Margarets claimed silver, while Rangi Ruru fought off Waikato Diocesan to take home the bronze in a thrilling race to the finish.

In the boys 8 final, Hamilton Boys’ impressive week, having also won the U18 pair and four events, finished with gold in the final. St. Bedes claimed the silver. The race marked an historic moment for St Peter’s, who claimed the bronze medal, showcasing their newfound strength in eights rowing.

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