St Luke's dominates at rowing regattas
NO MATTER where they go, St Luke's Anglican School delivers when it comes to rowing.
The school's talented rowers came back from the Central Queensland and South Queensland regattas over the past month with a swag of medals.
Against the best schools in the state, St Luke's claimed 38 medals, three at the CQ regatta and 35 at the South Queensland event.
Leading the charge was Georgia Weston, who won gold in the under-15 girls single scull at both events.
"It was surprising because it was Brisbane (competitors) and it was scary,” she said.
"I ended up taking the race really well and did well.”
Weston said her pre-race routine helped.
"I was scared and just thought well I should do my best because the race only last four minutes.”
Joining Weston at the event was Montanna Clark and Jaimee Joiner.
"Travelling so far away was a good experience,” she said.
"I ended up coming fourth in singles by 0.5 of a second and I can now work on getting quicker and quicker.”
Joiner did not perform at her best after missing the Central Queensland event but said it was a good experience nonetheless.
St Luke's captains Sabine Murchie and Elizabeth Newell were also South Queensland medallists, taking silver in the double scull.
The duo also won double scull at Central Queensland, where Newell also claimed the school girls singles.
"We all did really well, most of us came away with medals,” Murchie said.
"We had a quite large team and everyone trained really hard ahead of the regatta,” Newell said.
"It wasn't really just about (medals), it was all about the team participation which was good.”
The school's rowers will now compete in the state titles in September.