Rowers break into top 10

Mt Albert Grammar School is now one of the top 10 rowing schools in the North Island following the secondary schools championship at Lake Karapiro last weekend.
MAGS rowers brought home two gold medals, one silver and one bronze from the 2018 North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships to finish ninth-equal.
Holly Chaafe won the Under 16 Girls Single Sculls, came second in the Under 17 Girls Single Sculls, and joined Hannah Zwalue to win the Under 17 Girls Double Sculls.
The Under 15 Boys Coxed Quad Sculls crew (pictured above) of Anthony Peters, Callum Nicholson, Ethan Welch, Blake Jowsey and Max Conder, earned a bronze medal.
MAGSRow qualified into 13  A finals and seven B finals.
At the championship there were 1852 students from 93 schools entered in 5091 seats in 1391 crews, with 301 races required to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 50 events.
The rowing season is nearing its end, and rowers are peaking their fitness and perfecting their technique towards the final competition –The Maadi Cup – being held at Lake Ruataniwha on March 19-24.
Click here for full results of MAGS crews