Schools National Championships Wrap Up

Canoe Slalom / Jan 21, 2014

Participants raced on a shorter than normal course with only 4 pumps running at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, to cater for the range of skill levels and ages.

Standout performances came from Daniel Watkins, who won both the senior men's K1 & C1, and Noemi Fox who took out the double title in the senior women's K1 & C1. Daniel also took out the senior mixed C2 title with sister Katie. 

Isabella Choate won dual titles in the junior women's K1 & C1, topping off a succesful campaign with another gold in the senior women's C2 with partner Billie Knell.  

The top junior men's C1 position went to Tristan Carter, who was also the leading Australian men's K1, pipped to the post only by New Zealand's Jack Dangen. 

The fastest men's C2 pair were the international crew of Luke Robinson & Daniel Munro (NZL) followed by the invitational crew of Lachlan Croft & Angus Thompson, then the winners of the Schools Championships title Brodie Crawford & Steven Lowther.

Many of the competitiors from the schools championships will now take two days rest from competing before racing at the open national championships and Australian Open over the weekend.

The overall individual and school champions are listed below. 

 

Individual Champions

Junior Men's – Tristan Carter
Senior Men's – Daniel Watkins

Junior Women's – Isabella Choate
Senior Women's – Eliza Singleton

Overall School
Ivanhoe Grammar School

Best Boys School
Ivanhoe Grammar School

Best Girls School
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School

Best Small School
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School & Mazenod College Perth