Clarendon rowers soar to gold at SA champs

Lia Milne, left, and Rachel Krause won gold medals in the junior women’s U16 pairs race in the SA National Rowing Championships in Pretoria recently.
GOLDEN TOUCH: Lia Milne, left, and Rachel Krause won gold medals in the junior women’s U16 pairs race in the SA National Rowing Championships in Pretoria recently.
Image: BRUCE VIAENE

Clarendon High School pupils Lia Milne and Rachel Krause returned with gold medals when they competed in the recent SA National Rowing Championships at Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria.

The pair were representing Buffalo Rowing Club and took first place in the junior women’s U16 pairs event.

They crossed the finish line a massive 20,8 seconds ahead of second-placed PGRC from Western Cape to claim top honours.

They also came first in the women’s B coxless fours, where they were joined by Rachel Forsyth and Tanna Diplock, beating the University of Johannesburg into second place.

Buffalo Rowing Club came home with a total of five gold medals and four bronze medals.

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