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ROWING: Swiss adds singles titles to team prize

By Herald Express  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

DOUBLE UP Matt Swiss, who won two titles

DOUBLE UP Matt Swiss, who won two titles

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DART-TOTNES rowers enjoyed success when they took part in the head race at Exeter on Saturday, writes Luke Reiser.

The club had 20 crews racing, and an appearance of the sun was much appreciated and boosted morale.

Having been called off last year, this year's event was split into two divisions, each with a short and a long course. The short course was 2.5km and the long course was 3.5km.

Dart Totnes' junior 16 coxed quad of Jacob Collinson, James Kendell, Matt Swiss, Hayden Troke and Cox, Louis Parry-Jones won their race and came first overall on the short course in the first division.

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Matt Swiss also put in a good performance and won the junior 16 single in the second division over the long course beating Canford School.

Elsewhere for Dart Totnes, both the women's and the men's junior 15 coxed quads won their races in the second division on the short course.

The men's J15 quad had a crew of Jacob Collinson, James Kendell, Charlie Godwin-Brown and Hayden Troke with Louis Parry Jones coxing.

The women's j15 quad had a crew of Izzy Wilkinson, Jocelyn Aubrey, Phoebe Thomas and Ciara Dudleston with Poppy Stewart as cox.

Some of the new veteran women made their debut to racing in the women's novice coxed fours and put in a respectable performance.

They raced in the first division on the long course with a crew of; Avril Collinson, Naomi Starling, Jo Cunningham, Susi Schlichting and coxed by Poppy Stewart.

The first division had faster times than the second due to a stronger tail-wind.

From Paignton, Rob Harris won the men's novice single category in the second division on the long course – having only stepped in for Mike Lister at the last minute.

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