September 5th, 2016

Hat-trick of victories for inspired Booth

ESME BOOTH chalked up three wins to help Stratford Boat Club enjoy a memorable day at the Northampton Head of the Nene on Saturday.

Racing for King Edward VI School, Booth won in the women’s single scull at both junior 17 and junior 18 level over the 1,800m upstream course on the River Nene.

Then rowing for Stratford Boat Club as a last-minute substitute, she teamed up with Lamorna Jarvis to take first place in the women’s junior 17 double sculls.

Booth also achieved the honour of fastest female sculler on the day.

There were also wins for the women’s junior 16 coxless quad (WJ16.4x-) consisting of Theodore Mordaunt, Charlotte Cox, Olivia Hansen and Sofia Ward.

The same crew also raced (‘time only’) in the women’s junior coxed quad – this time with cox Emily Brooks – posting a comparable time over the distance.

Other WJ16 wins included the WJ16.4x team of Mordaunt, Cox, Hansen, Ward and WJ16.4x+ of Mordaunt, Cox, Hansen, Ward and Brooks.

The women’s junior 18 coxless 1uad (WJ18.4x-) consisting of Phoebe Winter, Cassie Bird, Lucy Weston and Imogen North was also victorious.

More successes included the J17.2x (Savage/England) third of four entries and North was second in the WJ18.1x. The WJ18.4x- squad of Winter, Bird, North and Weston was also first.

The J14 wins came from Joe Hodson and Geoffrey Flambert in J14 2x and Gracie Mitchell and Autumn Keil in WJ14 2x.

Other wins for the junior squad included WJ15 4x+ Lara Davies, Amy Neville, Lauren Willis, Issy Marsden and cox Brooks and a victory for the WJ15 2x Amy Neville and Lara Davies.

Not to be outdone by the junior squad, Stratford’s masters squad had wins for Gary Clay and Tom Doherty in masters E 2X and Lucy Kavanagh and Tom Doherty in mixed masters C 2x.

King Edward VI Grammar School had wins including the novice 8; novice 4+ and women novice 2x.

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