Former NC resident wins big
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Current North Stamford and former New Canaan resident Elizabeth Wells, captain, and the crew of the St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH Girls Varsity Eight swept all races to win the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships (NEIRA) and overall team points trophy at the season end regatta held on Lake Quinsigamond, Mass.
Only three schools have ever swept all varsity races in this championship in its history.
The varsity 8+ crew continued on to the UK, where they won both days of the Reading Amateur Regatta, Reading, UK, besting both high school (day one) and university crews (day two) from the UK and internationally. They advanced to beat out Nottingham University, UK in the final for the Women’s Intermediate 2 win on day two.
At the Henley Women’s Regatta in Henley UK, the crew advanced through the quarter and semi finals after beating both Royal Chester and Henley Rowing Club. They met the UK national champions Headington School in the finals. In a race for the ages, where both unbeaten teams broke the 1500M course record, the Headington team came out ahead by just one second.