Nanaimo Rowing Club’s Megan Duifuis competes at provincial championships in Saanich this month. (Photo submitted)

Rowers rise to challenge at B.C. championships

The Nanaimo Rowing Club saw fine results at the Rowing B.C. championships in Saanich from July 7-9

Nanaimo athletes rowed their way to top placings at provincials.

The Nanaimo Rowing Club saw fine results at the Rowing B.C. championships at Elk Lake in Saanich from July 7-9.

“The club showed great consistency across all age groups, with medals in almost every event we entered,” said Craig Rutherford, Nanaimo Rowing Club coach, in a press release.

Nanaimo’s Riley Knight, rowing for Team B.C., placed first in the under-23 lightweight women’s double and also came second in the U19 women’s single. She teamed with Christine Duifhuis, Megan Knight and Jordan Isnor for third in the U19 women’s quad.

Also in U19, Benett Layton, Liam Carson, Colton Van Der Minne, Matthew Gall and Meg Montgomery took third in the coxed four and Layton and Carson were third in the pair.

Ethan Watchorn placed third in U17 singles.

In U15, Megan Duifhuis, Shamus Inglis, Peter Rogers and William Rogers were third in their quad and Megan Duifhuis and Inglis were third in their double.

Provincials were the final regatta before 12 of the Nanaimo Rowing Club athletes head east to participate in the Royal Henley Regata in St. Catharines, Ont., at the start of August.

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