Rowers from Glebe Collegiate brought two gold medals back to Ottawa from this weekend’s Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association national championship regatta.
Gillian Cross and Hayley Watt took a three second victory over a crew from Saint Michael Secondary School in Niagara Falls in the 2000 m senior women’s double final on the Royal Canadian Henley course. Earlier Sunday morning, Cross and Watt had joined Maggie Hemphill and Katie Clarke to win the senior women’s quad final by five seconds from a crew from Conestoga High School in Berwyn Pennsylvania..
The only other Ottawa crew in a final on Sunday was the Elmwood senior lightweight women’s double of Laura Morrison and Emily Bangsboll who finished fifth in a race won by E.L. Crossley Secondary School from St Catharines.
Congratulations to all Ottawa high school rowers who competed at this year’s CSSRAs and thanks to all their coaches who prepared them for the weekend of racing in St Catharines.