College dominate from start, and close times recorded

2011-02-08 00:00

THERE was plenty of close racing in the Capitol Caterers/Popes Canoe Centre Upper Umgeni race on Saturday morning.

Donovan Wewege and Murray Haw gave Maritzburg College a one-two in the overall standings.

They dominated from the start and raced neck-and-neck for most of the 16 kilometres­ from the Albert Falls weir to the Baynes Drift Bridge.

Kearsney’s Andrew Adie took the third spot about three minutes off the pace with the leading U16, Maritzburg­ College’s Louis Hattingh, in fourth place just three seconds ahead of Bruce Arnott from Michaelhouse.

While Emma Horner from St John’s Diocesan School for Girls won the girls’ race on her own, the next three places were all within 50 seconds of each other.

Brittany­ Petersen and U16 Bianca Haw, both from Epworth, took second­ and third just ahead of Kate Arnott from St Anne’s.

Michaelhouse were the hosts for this second event in the 2011 Interschools’ Challenge and 97 of the 118 boats that entered from 14 different schools completed the course in warm conditions.

The Umgeni was flowing at a medium­-low four cumecs.

The third race in the challenge will be the Mooi River race on Saturday, which will be hosted by Weston Agricultural College.



U18 Boys’: 1. Donovan Wewege MAR 1:15:49, 2. Murray Haw MAR 1:15:51, 3. Andrew Adie KEA 1:18:59.

Girls’: 1. Emma Horner STJ 1:26:22,, 2. Brittany Petersen EPW 1:28:06, 3. Kate Arnott STA 1:28:57.

U16 Boys’: 1. Louis Hattingh MAR 1:19,52, 2. Bruce Arnott MIC 1:19,55, 3. Damon Stamp MAR 1:24,11

Girls’: 1. Bianca Haw EPW 1:28,35, 2. Francis Beresford STA1:33,06, 3. Camilla Pennefather EPW 1:41,38.

U14 Boys’: 1. Angelos Geranmegeh MIC 1:51,48, 2. Tristan Wilson KLO 1:52,26, 3. Daniel Spies MAR 1:55,50.

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