Wesley’s winning weekend on the water
We’re hugely proud of our Girls First VIII who last month, for the second time in APS rowing history, stormed home in the final to win the Head of the River at Lake Nagambie by a thumping two lengths. The last time a Wesley senior girls team lifted the trophy was in 1987 with the Girls IV crew; fittingly, this was the year when the first girls reached Year 12 at our newly coeducational school.
No one was more proud of the girls’ achievement than Principal Nick Evans, who watched on as they dominated the race. ‘It was truly a wonderful moment,’ he said. ‘It brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye.’
Congratulations to Leyla Kenneally, Saskia Blackburn, Emily Hill, Lauren Mayhood, Lucy Thomson, Thea Coull, Christina Kamenev, Zara Lavery and Fiona Dow (cox) for their superb win.
But there was much more to the winning weekend. Our Boys 10A crew led their final from start to finish to win their A Final, becoming Wesley’s first 10A crew to do so in College history. And our Female Open Coxed Four won the A Final. And our Senior Boys won the B Final.