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Good results for Cambridge rowers at the Metropolitan Regatta




Dara Alizadeh clinched victory in the single sculls at the Metropolitan Regatta.

The Cambridge University Boat Club oarsman took spot spot ahead of Leander's Jack Keating, and Cambridge 99's William Young.

There was a big presence of rowers from the Light Blues, with Alizadeh one of nine boats entered.

Catherine and Gemma King made the A final of the lightweight women's double sculls, and were runners-up to a composite crew from Bath.

In the men's championship coxless pairs, Drew Taylor and president Callum Sullivan narrowly missed out on victory, being beaten by Oxford University's Martin Barakso and Augustin Wambersie. The Light Blues' Seb Benzecry and Quinten Richardson were fifth.

There was another second place finish for a Cambridge crew in the women's championship coxless four, with Tricia Smith, Caoimhe Dempsey, Adriana Perez Rotondo and president Sophie Paine second to a Tideway Scullers crew. Cantabrigian Rowing Club were also well represented at the regatta, and their four were eighth in the same final.

Taylor, Sullivan, Richardson and Benzecry were third in the men's equivalent open coxless fours final, which was won by a Leander crew.

Abba Parker was seventh in the women's single sculls A final.

In the women's coxless pairs A final, Cambridge crews occupied places four to six, while Tideway Scullers took spots one to three.

Ben Dyer, Reef Boericke, Cameron Spiers, Luca Ferraro and cox Charlie Marcus were second in the open coxed fours A final, just under two seconds adrift of a Thames Rowing Club crew.

Cantabs were were sixth in the women's championship A coxed fours final, and their crew were eighth in the women's championship eight A final.



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