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1985 Australian University Championships—
Lake Wendouree Ballarat VIC

The Championships returned to Lake Wendouree with the finals conducted on 18th May 1985. The conditions were cold but fair with a slight cross head breeze. The women raced over 2000 metres for the first time.

Melbourne again won the Centenary Cup for the Champion University with 136 points, followed by Queensland with 38, then Western Australia and Adelaide on 30 points each, then Monash on 20 points, Sydney 19 points, Deakin 6 and Latrobe with 5 points.

Future Olympian Hamish McGlashan won the men's sculls and future politician Jackie Kelly won the women's sculls.

The inaugural men's fours championship was conducted at this regatta and was won by University of New South Wales in a spirited race with the University of Western Australia.

Monash created a good race for the Oxford & Cambridge Cup leading through the first 1500 metres but the toll of only three weeks together showed with Melbourne University rowing over the top of them to win.

 

Men's Scull

Time: 9:01.7
Margins: 18.7 & 12.4 secs

1st Melbourne University - Hamish McGlashan
2nd Deakin University - Sam Golding
3rd Wollongong University - Gurt Grigull

Result unknown - Adelaide - Hugh M S McLeod

Men's Pair

Time: 8:09.7
Margins: 43.27 & 13.1 secs

1st Melbourne University
2nd Sydney University
3rd University of Western Australia

Result unknown - Adelaide - T John Belcher and David A Belcher

Men's Four

Time: 7:32.0
Margins: 4.7 & 14.5 secs

1st University of New South Wales
2nd University of Western Australia
3rd Melbourne University

Other crews competing:
Adelaide - Bow: M A Karutz, 2: William G Natt, 3: S MacArthur, Str: J E Rogers
University of New South Wales - Bow: David Sachs, 2: Steve Ambrose, 3: Andrew Gorringe, Str: Stuart Boyd, Cox: Tony Sherbon, Cch: Murray Clarke

Men's Eight

Time: 6:25.03
Margins: 6.3 & 1.0 secs

1st Melbourne University - Bow: Andrew Peele, 2: Cameron Murrell, 3: James Carnegie, 4: Richard Hall, 5: Rob Leach, 6: Scott Nelson, 7: Tom Griffith, Str: Richard McMahon, Cox: David Fisher, Cch: Brad Fenner
2nd Monash University - Str: Sam Patten
3rd Sydney University
4th University of Tasmania
5th University of Western Australia
6th University of Queensland

Result unknown - Adelaide - Bow: J E Rgers, 2: N M Taylor, 3: Alistair D Baird, 4: D J Emery, 5: A Barker, 6: T John Belcher, 7: Hugh M C McLean, Str: John Belcher, Cox: R J Milner

Men's Lightweight Four

Time: 7:54
Margins: 7.3 & 5.5 secs

1st Melbourne University - Bow: Ben Killerby, 2: David Swinson, 3: Michael Galvin, Str: Andrew McLean, Cox: Peter Crusi, Cch: Tony Ingles
2nd University of Western Australia
3rd Sydney University

Other crews competing:
University of New South Wales - Bow: David Gibbons, 2: Peter Bowman, 3: Richard Van Laeren, Str: John Burns, Cox: A Macoun, Cch: A Cox

Women's Scull

Time: 10:17.6
Margin: 39.1 secs

1st University of Queensland - Jackie Kelly
2nd University of Western Australia- R Wilkinson

Women's Pair

Time: 9:31.0
Margins: 8.9 & 16.7

1st Adelaide University - Bow: Virginia Ward, Str: Frances Adamson, Cch: Fearnley Szuster
2nd Monash University
3rd University of Queensland

Women's Four

Time: 8:50.4
Margins: 20.6 & 13.2 secs

1st Melbourne University - Bow: Kate Gilder, 2: Annabell Evans, 3: Iona Macnab, Str: Carey Robinson, Cox: Bronwyn Morgan, Cchs: Ben Killerby & Angela Bortolotto
2nd University of Western Australia
3rd LaTrobe University

Women's Eight

Time: 8:24.7
Margins: 13.7 & 28.6 secs

1st Melbourne University
2nd University of Queensland
3rd Adelaide University
- Bow: Barb Paix, 2: Monique Gillissen, 3: Brigitte Kapust, 4: Frances Adamson, 5: Christine Martin, 6: Frances Ward, 7: Finmoa Watt, Str: Ingrid Wangel, Cox: Nick Sellars, Cchs: Fearnley Szuster and Rick Armstrong

Women's Lightweight Four

Time: 8:48.8
Margins: 31.8 & 15.5 secs

1st Melbourne University
2nd University of Queensland
3rd Adelaide University
- Bow: Barb Paix, 2: Monique Gillesson, 3: Finona Watt, Str: Ingrid Wangel, Cox: Kathy Sargeson, Cch: Rick Armstrong

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