After recent success at the Head of Schoolgirls Regatta, MLC had five crews compete at the national championships, the Sydney International Rowing Regatta held in Penrith.
Congratulations to our 'Blacks', our first VIII crew, who won the Schoolgirl 8+ event to be awarded national champions!
First VIII crew
MLC has now won the Schoolgirl 8+ three times since we started competeing in the event in 2003, although gold has alluded us since 2008. However, the College has a strong history of the 8+ on a national platform, always finishing in the top 5!
Further congratulations also to our Year 10 8+ crew, who were bronze medallists in the Under-17 Schoolgirl 8+. This crew was formed after the Head of Schoogirls regatta from our Year 10 1st and 2nd Quad Scull crews, which means they only had two weeks of training before Nationals - an outstanding achievement! They are the first MLC Year 10 crew to win a medal at this national event.
Our Year 10 8+ crew
Of our other crews, the Greys (8+) came twelth, the Blues (Quads) came ninth and the Purples (Quads) came fifteenth. However, all these crews were ranked in the top 16 crews in the country in their events which is phenomenal! For our Quads, as they are technically MLC's 5th and 6th crews after the 8+s, their achievements are a fantastic effort as they were racing other schools' 1st and 2nd crews.
It has been a terrific season, and our many thanks to the tireless efforts of our many coaches, and the parents of our Silver Star Rowing Club for all of their support.
Some of our quads in action!