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HPC rowers: Back: Coach Jeremy Cryer, left, Lucas Dowty, Ethan Claridge, Fraser Thompson, Danny Sayer, Matthew Simpson, coach Franklin Hamilton. Front: Maggie Morrison, Rhian Ball, Rebecca Adams.

Maadi Cup success for HPC

The Hauraki Plains College rowing team competed successfully at the Maadi Cup in Twizel recently, with the girls under-18 double sculls claiming bronze and the coxed quadruple sculls coming in fourth place.
Eight Hauraki rowers competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta from March 28 to April 2, with stiff competition from thousands of rowers from secondary schools around the country.
The Hauraki team included Maggie Morrison, Rebecca Adams, Rhian Ball, Lucas Dowty, Ethan Claridge, Fraser Thompson, Danny Sayer and Matthew Simpson.
Team member Maggie Morrison said this year’s Maadi Cup was very successful considering the interrupted season for Hauraki rowers.
“We are so thankful for the Maadi Cup being able to still be held as previous regattas throughout the season have been cancelled because of Covid-19,” she said.
“We all learnt so much from the experience, from learning the rules complying with Covid-19 and having our own zone and racing at a different venue.”
Maggie said the team would like to thank Amanda Sayer, Franklin Hamilton and Jeremy Cryer for their support and encouragement throughout the week. “We would also like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors that helped get the team down to Twizel.
“Overall it was an amazing experience and everyone came home with something new they had learned.”
RESULTS: Maggie Morrison, Rebecca Adams, Girls U18 Double Sculls, 3rd; Lucas Dowty, Ethan Claridge, Fraser Thomspon, Matthew Simposon, Rhian Ball, Boys U18 Coxed Quadruple Sculls, 4th; Lucas Dowty, Ethan Claridge, Boys U17 Coxless Pair, 6th; Lucas Dowty, Ethan Claridge, Boys U17 Double Sculls, 10th; Maggie Morrison, Girls U18 Single Scull, 7th; Rebecca Adams, Girls U18 Single Scull, 12th; Fraser Thompson, Boys U18 Single Scull, 12th; Matthew Simpson, Boys U16 Single Scull, 11th; Matthew Simpson, Danny Sayer, Boys U16 Double Sculls, 11th.