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Northwich Rowing Club juniors await GB decision after trials
9:00am Friday 30th November 2012 in Sport
A TEENAGE rower hoped to catch the eye of Great Britain’s selectors during a test on dry land on Saturday.
Grange School pupil Emily Ford, who raced in her country’s colours at the World Junior Championships earlier this year, took part in the season’s first winter assessment in Boston.
The 18-year-old completed a 2km test on an Ergo, lowering her previous personal best time.
However the wet and windy weather forced organisers to cancel a 5km trial on the water the following day, Sunday.
Ford now waits to see if she is in contention to compete at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival next year.
Northwich Rowing Club duo Finn Lawton and Tom Asteriades attended a Great Britain trial for junior rowers at the same venue last week.
Lawton clocked the ninth fastest time overall in a 5km trial, 18:34.3.
They both recorded double wins at last week’s Northwich Autumn Head, where the hosts’ tally of 11 category victories was the most of any club.
Lawton (MJ18) and Asteriades (MJ17) were fastest over a 2,350m course in a single scull, later sitting in the same boat to scoop victory in an MJ17 quad with clubmates Zac Trigg and Harry Blake.
However neighbours Grange School grabbed the glory, winning the prize for fastest boat in both the male and female categories.
A junior women’s quad made up of Emily Ford, Alice Gooda, Katherine Owen and Imogen Sherry received the Sue Benyon Trophy after clocking 8:41.0.
The school’s junior men’s quad of Scott Ozsanlav-Harris, Conor Gay, Mike Blayney and Matt Roe repeated their trick, timing 7:53.6 to win the Tim Hooper Trophy.
Both crews received their award at a ceremony on Thursday.
Grange occupied second spot in the medals table at the end of last week’s competition, returning home with nine wins.