Maritzburg College rules at Umgeni Canoe race

2011-10-18 00:00

THE boys in black and red took the first five places in the Capitol Caterers/Popes Canoe Centre Inter-schools’ Challenge race on the Upper Umgeni on Saturday, including the first three U18 and first two U16 boats.

Murray Starr won from James Speed and Murray Haw with the U16’s Louis Hattingh and Damon Stamp in fourth and fifth places overall. Arch rivals Michaelhouse only got their first look at a podium position with Bruce Arnott’s third place in the U16 category, but also took the first place in the U14s with Alan Houston.

Epworth continued their dominance in the girls’ race with Brittany Petersen winning overall from the U16’s Jordan Peek, Bianca Haw and Camilla Pennefather. Cana Peek’s narrow win over Danville’s Kelly Biljoen in the U14 category gave Epworth a clean sweep across the age groups.

This leaves Maritzburg College and Epworth currently in the lead in the 2011 challenge with just the 10-lap Enduro to come in two week’s time at the Blue Lagoon in Durban.

One hundred and twenty one schools’ paddlers finished the 16 kilometre race from Albert Falls Weir to Baynes Drift on a medium-low Umgeni River flowing at 4,5 cumecs.



Boys: 1. Murray Starr MAR 1:18,48, 2. James Speed MAR 1:18,51, 3. Murray Haw MAR 1:19,55

Girls: 1. Brittany Petersen EPW 1:26,50, 2. Caitlin Millar EPW 1:38,16, 3. Bougin Beildt EPW 1:43,50


Boys: 1. Louis Hattingh MAR 1:19,58, 2. Damon Stamp MAR 1:21,55, 3. Bruce Arnott MIC 1:22,04

Girls: 1. Jordan Peek EPW 1:29,10, 2. Bianca Haw EPW 1:33,14, 3. Camilla Pennefather EPW 1:34,54


Boys: 1. Alan Houston MIC 1:38,34, 2. Josh Cawood KLO 1:39,37, 3. Jordan Tupper KLO 1:45,27

Girls: Cana Peek EPW 1:55,41, 2. Kelly Biljoen DAN 1:55,42, 3. Jamie-Lee Robertson EPW 1:55,50.


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