The 2013 South Australian Sprint titles were held at the West Lakes Regatta course over the weekend with two-time Olympian Hannah Davis, U23 SASI pair Glenn Rypp and Cat McArthur, and U18 duo Sean Lohse and Madison Davies the standouts.
21 year old Glenn Rypp was a standout performer at the South Australian sprint titles over the weekend with victories in the K1 1000 and K1 500 finals.
Rypp was simply too strong in the K1 1000 final, avenging for his lack lustre performances at Nationals earlier in the month with an emphatic and powerful performance, winning in 4:22.10, 6.30 seconds ahead of Zac Ryan, with fellow U23 National paddler Luke Haniford finishing third.
Haniford and Ryan bounced back in the men’s K2 1000 final, winning in 4:01.19, 3.09 seconds ahead of Rypp and West Lakes Callum Dunn, with Jeremy Petho and Tim Symonds combining for third.
Dunn and Petho backed up their U23 K2 200 National title performance in Perth earlier in the month with victory in the K2 200 open final on Saturday. The pair also recorded success in the K2 500 final earlier in the day.
The West Lakes pair won in 41.23, 0.43 seconds ahead of Symonds and Ben Gallard, with U18 pair Jared Lee and Sean Lohse finishing third.
Gallard went one better in the men’s K1 200 final, producing the only sub 46 second time of 45.75, to hold off Dunn by 0.59 seconds, with Rypp finishing third 0.62 seconds further adrift.
2008 Olympic bronze medallist Hannah Davis and fellow Holdfast Bay paddler Cat McArthur produced some fantastic battles at the West Lakes course over the weekend, with Davis utilising all her racing experience to take out the women’s K1 1000, K1 500 and K1 200 finals ahead of the promising U23 paddler.
Davis was too strong in the women’s K1 500 final, winning in 2:31.76, just under four seconds ahead of McArthur, with U18 West Lakes junior Madison Davies finishing third, and claiming the U18 title ahead of fellow West Lakes teenager Josephine Bulmer.
The K1 200 final was a much closer affair with Davis holding off McArthur to by 0.97 seconds to win in 55.93. Davies once again finished third to claim the U18 title just 0.24 seconds ahead of Bulmer.
Davis and McArthur combined for victory in the women’s K2 1000, K2 500 and K2 200 finals, while the duo also teamed up with Davies and Bulmer to claim the K4 500 and K4 200 titles.
Onkaparinga paddler Sean Lohse showed his class in the men’s U18 events, with victories in the K1 200, K1 500 and K1 1000 finals.
Lohse was too strong in the U18 K1 1000 final, winning in 4:25.83, more than five seconds ahead of West Lakes duo Jayden Ellis and Jared Lee, who finished second and third respectively.
The Onkaparinga paddler took out the K1 200 final in 49.20, 2.22 seconds ahead of Jak Bain, with Ellis once again finishing on the podium.
Ellis and Lee later combined for victory in the U18 K2 500 final.
Christian Brothers teenager Matthew Grimwade was a dominant force in the U16 events, completing a clean sweep of the K1 events, with victories over 200, 500 and 1000 metres.
Grimwade also combined with fellow Christian Brothers paddler Elliott Santarelli to win the U16 K2 1000 and K2 200 finals.
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