Saints row away to international success

ST Neots Rowing Club had a successful weekend, with impressive performances from International and Junior members in a range of competitions. Jacqui Round experienced her first competition in the Great Britain U23 team at the weekend, rowing as stroke i

ST Neots Rowing Club had a successful weekend, with impressive performances from International and Junior members in a range of competitions.

Jacqui Round experienced her first competition in the Great Britain U23 team at the weekend, rowing as stroke in the coxless four at the Duisburg International Regatta in Germany.

In the Women's Open International event on Saturday, Round's crew finished a respectable fifth.

In the U23 event on Sunday, the crew finished third to claim a bronze medal after registering a time just five seconds off the winning boat.

Clubmate Rosie Henderson was also in action for Great Britain, at the Munich Junior Regatta.

On Saturday she stroked a coxless four with her pairs partner, Emma Young from Shoreham.

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The crew unexpectedly missed out a place in the A final, but found consolation in a comfortable victory in the B final.

On Sunday, with a changed crew, Henderson and Young secured fourth place overall.

THE younger members of the club were in action at the weekend at the Junior Inter-Regional Championships at Nottingham.

St Neots' Sam Howell was a star performer for Team East, comfortably winning the Junior 14 single sculls.

In his heat, Howell crossed the line a massive 17 seconds ahead before leading from start to finish in the final to take his first Championship title.

The quartet of Jo Fitzsimons, Rebecca O'Shea, Natalie Bream and Rachael Crockford in the Women's Junior 16 coxless four brought home a silver medal, coming in just behind the Thames region boat.

Fitzsimons and Bream also took a silver medal in the Women's Junior 16 double sculls, whilst the newly-formed coxless pair of Dominie Clarke and Maddie Lemin rowed well to finish fourth in their Grand Final.

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