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Jesus College and Clare College successful at Cambridge Winter Head

Cantabrigian Rowing Club eight at the Winter Head
Cantabrigian Rowing Club eight at the Winter Head

Cantabs crews do well on Cam

Jesus College and Clare College were the fastest crews in the Cambridge Winter Head.

There were 240 crews at the event, organised by Cantabrigian Rowing Club, with more than 100 of those coming from the Cam – a record number for the event.

Jesus were the fastest men’s crew and Clare the fastest women’s boat, as Sudbury Rowing Club earned wins in five categories.

City of Cambridge had three victories, Cambridge 99 earned two and Chesterton RC grabbed one success.

Hosts Cantabs sealed four wins overall, with the crew of Emma Dalrymple, Rachael Crockford, Alice Brownjohn, Emma Siragher, Sally Hames, Megan Leoni, Debbie Morley, Rebecca Cicolecchia and cox Laura Brightman finishing seventh overall out of 67 women’s eights and winning the women’s intermediate 3 category by 45 seconds.

The progression squad, comprising rowers who have recently graduated from Cantabs’ Learn to Row programme, comfortably won the women’s novice eight event.

Coach David Winch said: “I’m very happy with the crew’s performance, given the relative inexperience of many of the athletes, who have now received a confidence boost from the result and are looking forward to future races.”

Cantabs’ junior boys, who are students at Hills Road Sixth Form College, won the men’s novice eights, finishing 1min 40sec ahead of the next fastest crew.

And they were also successful in the J14 and J15 coxed quad events.

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