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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1989 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

Newington favoured (Heather Smith, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Mar 1989)

The annual Head of the River rowing regatta at Penrith today is likely to attract more than 10,000 spectators for the blue riband event, the first eights.

The crack Newington College team, unbeaten in lead-up races, almost have a mortgage on the race with St. Joseph’s, Shore, Riverview and Kings most likely to fight out the minor placings.

I tis believed Newington will go into the regatta with either a former US Olympic racing shell or an imported Italian shell.

They are coached by Sydney Rowing Club’s Michael Morgan, a member of the 1968 Australian Olympic eights crew, who won a silver medal in Mexico City. Newington’s reserve team is alo tipped to take out the second eights.

Organisers came under pressure to reduce the length of the eights’ race, currently rowed over 2,400m, to the Olympic standard distance of 2,000m but have not made any changes to the event this year.

 

Senior 1st Eight

Major Rennie Trophy

7:09.38

8.31s

2.79s

1st           Newington – Bow: M. Ross, 2: A. Crocker, 3: N. Donnelly, 4: R. Wearne, 5: G. Meldrum, 6: G. McIntryre, 7: C. Smith, Str: C. Grace, Cox: N. Burt

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          Shore

4th          St. Ignatius’ College

5th          St. Joseph’s College

6th          High

7th          Grammar

8th          Scots College


Senior 2nd Eight

7:19.02

4.19s

8.56s

1st           Newington – Bow: M. Roberts, 2: D. Clare, 3: C. Clayton, 4: P. McDougall, 5: H. Lander, 6: M. Partridge, 7: J. Finney, Str: B. Elvy, Cox: R. Helene

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          Shore

4th          St. Joseph’s College

5th          St. Ignatius’ College

6th          Scots College

7th          Grammar

8th          High


Senior 1st Four

Yaralla Cup

5:17.47

6.33s

4.06s

1st           Shore – Bow: S. Slevin, 2: C. Russell, 3: H. Cayley, Str: A Warden, Cox: B. Oldfield

2nd          High

3rd          The King’s School

4th          St. Ignatius’ College

5th          St. Joseph’s College

6th          Newington

7th          Grammar

8th          Scots College


Senior 2nd Four

5:22.20

3.48s

1.14s

1st           Shore – Bow: J. Lyons, 2: N. Austin, 3: R. Carr, Str: D. Henderson, Cox: A. Cox

2nd          St. Ignatius’ College

3rd          The King’s School

4th          St. Joseph’s College

5th          Newington

6th          High

7th          Scots College

8th          Grammar


Senior 3rd Four

5:23.13

4.28s

4.78s

1st           Shore – Bow: F. Smith, 2: H. Dungan, 3: S. Williams, Str: W. Parker, Cox: W. Uther

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          Grammar

4th          St. Ignatius’ College

5th          High

6th          Scots College

7th          St. Joseph’s College

8th          Newington


Senior 4th Four

5:44.88

1.76s

2.38s

1st           St. Joseph’s College – Bow: G. Lynch, 2:  D. Young, 3: A. Brown, Str: P. Boffa, Cox: P. Yates

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          Shore

4th          St. Ignatius’ College

5th          Newington

6th          Scots College

7th          Grammar

8th          High

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