Winning triple for two Old Boys
Old Boys Dan Batchelor (9549), left, and Grier Fuller (10569) again held the Maadi Cup following an emphatic victory by Christ’s College on Lake Karapiro, having been involved in wins for the third time.
Grier won the Maadi Cup in 1988, 1989 and 1990 while rowing for Christ’s College. All three of Dan’s sons won the premier event for College, with Monty (14533) taking the first leg of the family triple in 2016, followed by Jamie(14799) in 2018 and Archie (Year 13) stroking the eight to a big win this year.
The College U18 eight left all rivals in its wake in March, crossing the finish line more than six seconds ahead to win the flagship race in 6:06.47.