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Queens' Ergs 2009
Posted: Friday 13 November 2009, 8:59AM by Lisa Meegan
The Queens' Ergs results are now in, and it appears 2009 is a strong year for Sidney's novices. There were excellent results across the board, with the A crews in particular performing well to beat top novice crews from numerous colleges. Sadly neither crew reached the final of their event, but both only just missed out by a matter of seconds. The results for all crews marked a significant improvement on SSBC's results in recent years, and suggest we can expect good things when the novices take to the water for their first real races next weekend.
In the men's competition, Men's Novice A achieved a strong average of 1:37.40 to finish 21st overall. Men's Novice B pulled 1:46.37 to finish 38th, and should be proud of themselves for competing well in a top division field dominated by A crews. In the men's second division, Men's Novice C were 17th with 1:44.52, and Men's Novice D were 19th, averaging 1:45.35. Individually, there were notable performances from Jaroslav Snajdr from Men's Novice A, pulling the 37th fastest time in the M1 division in 1:30.89, Harry Savell, with the 75th fastest time in M1 in 1:32.76, and Tom Wagner, 22nd overall in M2 in 1:34.90.
In the women's first division, Women's Novice A were incredibly unlucky not to reach the final from amongst a strong field, finishing 12th with 1:56.18, a time which would have seen them comfortably through in almost any previous year. In the same division, Women's Novice B were 35th with 2:14.28, while Women's Novice C finished 9th in the W2 division in with an average of 2:05.64, being beaten by just two other C crews - despite having one sub who had never rowed before! Sidney's fastest woman was Anna Isaac, whose 1:52.64 was the 73rd fastest time in W1, and she was closely followed by Fran Owen, 80th in 1:52.91, with Amy Crothall next up, 135th in 1:55.86.
Congratulations to all of the novices on a top performance, and good luck for your upcoming races!