There’s a three-way race for first place in the team standings heading into the third day of finals at the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines.
Back-to-back gold medals Friday increased the St. Catharines Rowing Club’s two-day total to four, the same as California and the University of Victoria.
After Ingrid Eshuis and Makeda Harrison finished first for St. Catharines in the under-19 women’s double, in a time of 7:42.650; Christoper Gomez, Ben Hersche, Jeremy Langelaan and Nikolas Schramm needed 6:35.050 to set the pace in the under-23 men’s lightweight four.
It was the second gold in as many days for Gomez, Langelaan and Schramm. On Thursday, the three, along with Owen Kudreikis, finished first in a senior men’s lightweight four.
On Friday, the Notre Dame Rowing Club from Welland placed second in the under-19 men’s double, as well as the senior men’s 64-kilogram coxed four.
St. Catharines finished second in the under-23 women’s lightweight pair.
Third-place finishes by clubs from the region were recorded by St. Catharines, in the under-23 men’s single and under-23 women’s eight; and the Niagara Falls Rowing Club, under-17 women’s quad.
Thirteen finals are on tap Saturday and 26 on Sunday at the first Royal Canadian Henley since 2019. The event was not held for the past two years due to the pandemic.
One hundred and one clubs, including seven from the Niagara region, are taking part in a regatta that begins Tuesday and wraps up on Sunday.
Following are the top three, winning times, as well as finishers from local clubs from Friday’s final races at the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta:
Senior women’s lightweight pair: 1. Ottawa, 8:27.260; 2. Western Ontario, 3. Leander.
Under-23 men’s singles: 1. California, 7:40.300; 2. Conshohocken, 3. St. Catharines.
Under-19 men’s doubles: 1. Quad Cities, 7:12.300; 2. Notre Dame, 3. Thunder Crew, 5. St. Catharines.
Senior men’s lightweight singles: 1. New York AC, 7:45.550; 2. North Star, 3. Montreal.
Under-23 women’s eight: 1. Vesper, 6:58.300; 2. University of Victoria (UVic), 3. St. Catharines.
Senior women’s pair: 1. Fedemex, 7:46.810; 2. Calgary, 3. Calgary,
Senior men’s four: 1. California, 6:16.950; 2. Mendota, 3. Fedemex, 4. St. Catharines.
Senior men’s 64-kilogram coxed four: 1. Ottawa, 7:18.360; 2. Notre Dame.
Under-19 women’s doubles: 1. St. Catharines, Makeda Harrison, Ingrid Eshuis, 7:42.650; 2. Whitemarsh Boat Club, 3. Cambridge.
Under-23 men’s lightweight four: 1. Nikolas Schramm, Christopher Gomez, Jeremy Langelaan, Ben Hersche, 6:35.050; 2. Buffalo Scholastic, 3. Riverside.
Under-23 women’s lightweight pair: 1. UVic, 8:06.970; 2. St. Catharines, 3. Ottawa.
Senior women’s lightweight singles: 1. Calgary, 8:36.060; 2. Vesper, 3. Penn AC.
Under-17 men’s eight: 1. PNRA/Mercer, 6:27.410; 2. Buffalo Scholastic, 3. TBC Racing.
Under-23 women’s doubles: 1. Green Racing Project, 7:34.910; 2. Ottawa, 3. Great Bay.
Under-23 men’s eight: 1. Mendota, 5:55.930; 2. Cascadilla, 3. Mendota.
Senior men’s doubles: 1. Peterborough, 6:59.820; 2. Guelph, 3. UVic, 5. Ridley Graduate Boat.
Under-17 women’s quad: 1. Argonaut, 7:39.740; 2. Calgary, 3. Niagara Falls.