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1994 VIC Head of Schoolgirls' Regatta

The host school in 1994 St Catherine's College. It was an important year for the regatta, being the tenth.

24 events were competed for with quad sculling being a growing boat class.

This year in her President's report, Susie Palfreyman reflected on the role of the Head of the Schoolgirl's Committee noting that the main function of the Head of the Schoolgirls committee is to oversee the running of the H.O.S. regatta. She went onto say: Along with the task of overseeing the regatta this committee also decides on policies and events which concern this regatta. One of our major policy decisions this year was to address the problem relating to the division into which crews should be entered.

But such day to day policies do not reflect the importance of the role of the Committee in other ways. Susie went onto to describe far more strategic plans. It has long been a trend to use sculling as a means of introducing rowing to beginners. Traditionally rowing in Victoria has been dominated by sweep oared boats for all levels. It is a long tern plan of this committee to establish sculling as a feasible alternative to sweep oared rowing.

Whilst the change to sculling for beginners was already underway, the Head of the Schoolgirl's Committee played a significant role in this transition and deserve praise for their work.

The Committee also held an information seminar in November 1993 to discuss all relevant matters to the Committee from regatta issues to talent identification, maturation of schoolgirls and motivation of athletes.  

1994 Programme Cover


Organising Committee and Officials


Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta Committee: Susie Palfreyman (President), Nick Green (Vice-President), Sarah Jameson (Treasurer), Jim Spithill (Secretary), Stephen Mollard, Mal Batten, Rob Zahara, David Palfreyman, John Hale, Fiona Morris, David Boykett, Peter Shakespear, Andrew Payne and Jason Day.

Regatta host: St Catherine's . Regatta Secretary: M G Rigg

Jury: Ron Podbury (Referee), Ralph Murphy, Ian Murray, James Gobbo, Noel Clark, L Oldfield, J Davey, Jenny Kemp, Robert Allen, Sophie Lloyd, Nadia Gishen, Ron Mitchell, Stephen Gillon, Malcolm Coe, William Waterfield, Felicity Brand, Ron Negri, Jane Grieg, John Fairbank and C Christie.

Open Race Results

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Single Scull Open Division 1

Final A

1st        Toorak College - Taegan Kerley, Cch: Jack Bennett

2nd        Firbank Grammar - Stephanie Fast, Cch: John Downie

3rd        St Anne’s & Gippsland - Jillian Burston, Cch: Alan Borger

4th        Melbourne Girls’ GS - Sophie Johnson, Cch: Jack Bennett

Coxed Quad Scull Open Division 1

Final A

1st        Genazzano - Bow: Peta Bartlett, 2: Kate O’Brien, 3: Anna Kelliher, Str: Katherine Cary, Cox: Rebecca Brezzi, Cch: Richard Harvey

2nd        Lauriston - Bow: Lucinda Gabriel, 2: Sarah Beaumont, 3: Sarah Jackson, Str: Claire Gaylard, Cox: Sophie Mackinnon, Cch: T. Derham

3rd        Fintona - Bow: Sky Davies, 2: Lona Brown, 3: Geetha Soosay, Str: Skye Windebank, Cox: Julia Earle, Cch: Jason Day

4th        St Catherine’s - Bow: Bronwyn Haack, 2: Samantha Kimpton, 3: Manami Fukushima, Str: Christina Parkes, Cox: Phoebe Olsen, Cch: Alex Cuthbertson

Coxed Four Open Division 1

Final A

1st        Lauriston - Bow: Sophie Loras, 2: Eliza Blair, 3: Melanie Duncan, Str: Sam Tilbrook, Cox: Cathy Knight, Cch: Nick Green

2nd        Geelong Grammar - Bow: Laura Bird, 2: Catherine Maple-Brown, 3: Rosie Gude, Str: Penny Harvey, Cox: Emily Knox-Knight, Cch: Lyall McCarthy

3rd        Mathew Flinders - Bow: Sharna Whitehead, 2: Yvonne Van der Ploeg, 3: Kelly Dark, Str: Danielle Norris, Cox: Laura Royce, Cch: Lex Quinn

4th        St Catherine’s - Bow: Sophie King, 2: Angela Barnett, 3: Jenny Macpherson, Str: Prue Hayden, Cox: Anna Schumann, Cch: Dan Grogan, Laurie Cumper

Eight Open Division 1

Final A

1st        Geelong Grammar - Bow: Morven Murray, 2: Susannah Pern, 3: Laura Bird, 4: Penny Troedel, 5: Penny Agar, 6: Catherine Maple-Brown, 7: Penny Harvey, Str: Rosie Gude, Cox: Emily Knox-Knight, Cch: Lall McCarthy, David Wood

2nd        St Catherine’s - Bow: Caroline Viska, 2: Elodie Chalmers, 3: Maia Valmorbida, 4: Claire Pizzey, 5: Sophie King, 6: Angela Barnett, 7: Jenny Macpherson, Str: Prue Hayden, Cox: Anna Schumann, Cch: Dan Grogan, Laurie Cumper

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Sophie Loras, 2: Lisa Crowley, 3: Hilary Poole, 4: Amber Paterson, 5: Georgie Grant, 6: Eliza Blair, 7: Melanie Duncan, Str: Samantha Tilbrook, Cox: Cathy Knight, Cch: Nick Green, P. Wollard

4th        Geelong College - Bow: Jo-Anne Dawson, 2: Skye Glover, 3: Elly Young, 4: Megan Bone, 5: Vicki Mol, 6: Rhiannon Bourke, 7: Brooke Jolly, Str: Katherine Davis, Cox: Gail Rushworth, Cch: Alan Darker, Robert Kemp

Single Scull Open Division 2

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Meredith Williams, Cch: Alex Cuthbertson

2nd        Genazzano - Adele Nervo, Cch: Sue Herold, Richard Harvey

3rd        Lauriston - Ruth Henshall, Cch: C. Wade

4th        Geelong Grammar - Jane Phippen, Cch: Susan Rush

Coxed Four Open Division 2

Final A

1st        Geelong Grammar - Bow: Susannah Pern, 2: Morven Murray, 3: Penny Troedel, Str: Penny Agar, Cox: Prill Eggers, Cch: David Wood

2nd        St Catherine’s - Bow: Maia Valmorbida, 2: Claire Pizzey, 3: Caroline Viska, Str: Elodie Chalmers, Cox: Lisa Thomas, Cch: Clive Madden

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Amber Paterson, 2: Hilary Poole, 3: Lisa Crowley, Str: Georgie Grant, Cox: Anne Gooley, Cch: P. Woollard

4th        Ballarat & Queens - Bow: Regina Kennedy, 2: Sarah Farren, 3: Rowena Steffan, Str: Wendy Twigg, Cox: Letitia Armstrong, Cch: Rob Gray, Geoff Forsyth

Coxed Four Open Division 3

Final A

1st        St Anne’s & Gippsland - Bow: Taryn Johnson, 2: Georgina Wright, 3: Tamara Spiers, Str: Amber Bailey, Cox: Amelia Chappelow, Cch: C. Borger

2nd        Geelong College - Bow: Rebecca O’Loughlin, 2: Kate Lawler, 3: Megan Bone, Str: Athena Lucas, Cox: Zoe Harkin, Cch: Joy Simpson

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Di Barkley, 2: Lucy McInnes, 3: Sarah Billens, Str: Annabelle Loras, Cox: Katherine Squires, Cch: N. Boileau

4th        MLC - Bow: Sally Chapman, 2: Anna Ervin, 3: Michelle Tehan, Str: Sally Hutchins, Cox: Stephanie Germantsis, Cch: Hamish McGlashan

Coxed Four Open Division 4

Final A

1st        Toorak College - Bow: Barbie Smith, 2: Monique Henwood, 3: Carolyn Smith, Str: Eliza Linton, Cox: Amer Clarke, Cch: Garry Theobald

2nd        Firbank Grammar - Bow: Kate Titshall, 2: Virginia McAllister, 3: Sally Anderson, Str: Kate Campbell, Cox: Kate Pennycvivk, Cch: Toby Dernelly

3rd        Geelong Grammar - Bow: Cass Madin, 2: Sarah Murray, 3: Kate Buller, Str: Caroline Chee, Cox: Alice Gibson, Cch: James Bowden

4th        Geelong College - Bow: Kate Naylor, 2: Belinda Haebich, 3: Tania Rogers, Str: Jackie Pigdon, Cox: Tanya Blyth, Cch: John O’Hara, Paul Van Prooyen

Coxed Four Open Division 5

Final A

1st        Toorak College - Bow: Katherine Beatty, 2: Sally Ryder, 3: Fiona Whelan, Str: Amy Richards, Cox: Michelle McConnell, Cch: Kath Bennett

2nd        Lauriston - Bow: Phoebe Hopkins, 2: Rachael Hammond, 3: Ebony Cooper, Str: Georgie Donaldson, Cox: Sophie Simpson, Cch: N. Gooding

3rd        Loreto MH - Bow: Loretta Bourke, 2: Care Soppitt, 3: Susannah Portelli, Str: Julia Penna, Cox: Lucie Douez, Cch: David Ball

Coxed Four Open Division 6

Final A

1st        Toorak College - Bow: Sarah Evans, 2: Cassie McConnell, 3: Lauren Fitchett, Str: Ami Bennet, Cox: Unknown, Cch: Michael Korbell

2nd        Catholic College Sale - Bow: Christine Goodison, 2: Jessica Lazzaro, 3: Michelle Templeton, Str: Rebecca Vanstone, Cox: Susan Smolenaars, Cch: Ian Howard

3rd        MLC - Bow: Alice Evans, 2: Eugenia Lambis, 3: Camille Amies, Str: Angela Horman, Cox: Jaye Lau, Cch: C. Fraser, Brian Dalton

4th        St Anne’s & Gippsland - Bow: Stephanie Clarke, 2: Julia Dennis, 3: Caroline Gee, Str: Sharne Beesley, Cox: Simone Jacobs, Cch: Melanie Bird, Steve Parker

Year 10 Race Results

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Single Scull Year 10 Division 1

Final A

1st        Toorak College - Cassie McConnell, Cch: Tegan Kerley

2nd        Korowa - Edwina Gallagher, Cch: David Grubits

3rd        Wesley College - Christina Batchelor, Cch: Sarah Jameson

4th        Genazzano - Virginia Arndt, Cch: Fiona Sutherland

Coxed Quad Scull Year 10 Division 1

Final A

1st        Lauriston - Bow: Sarah Archibald, 2: Cleo Westhorpe, 3: Annemarie Pollard, Str: Phoebe Jamieson, Cox: Sophie Pike, Cch: B. Grodski

2nd        Genazzano - Bow: Jennifer Savage, 2: Donella Cutts, 3: Belinda Murphy, Str: Nicole Van Heldem, Cox: Alecia O’Brien, Cch: Fiona Sutherland

3rd        MLC - Bow: Amelia Gourley, 2: Deanna Horman, 3: Mel Kefford, Str: Penny Cottle, Cox: Kaia Hillier, Cch: Annie McDonald, Linda Skidmore

4th        Fintona - Bow: Belinda Earle, 2: Katherine Henderson, 3: Charlotte Hall, Str: Ingrid Earle, Cox: Sara Hanson, Cch: Jason Day

Coxed Four Year 10 Division 1

Final A

1st        Loreto MH - Bow: Jenny Zahara, 2: Eliza Jacobs, 3: Nerita Benetti, Str: Caroline Petricola, Cox: Sophie Gannon, Cch: Gus Higgins

2nd        Wesley College - Bow: Kathy McCarthur, 2: Nadine Kapitaniak, 3: Maxine Haberfield, Str: Maxime Poore, Cox: Jo Bandy, Cch: Mike Hamilton

3rd        Morongo - Bow: Katherine McIntosh, 2: Edwina Laidlaw, 3: Alison Love, Str: Kati Morgan, Cox: Kristy Brown, Cch: Anne Smith

4th        St Catherine’s - Bow: Prue Lording, 2: Victoria Pearce, 3: Georgina Field, Str: Sarah Gardiner, Cox: Philippa Baker, Cch: Anna Stanley

Coxed Four Year 10 Division 2

Final A

1st        Melbourne Girls’ GS - Bow: Stevie Halls, 2: Celia Daley, 3: Lisa McPhial, Str: Kate Rickards, Cox: Lou McDermott, Cch: Chris Karagounis

2nd        MLC - Bow: Linda Forsyth, 2: Erin Davey, 3: Astrid Gray, Str: Kate Huntington, Cox: Nicky Hart, Cch: Bronwyn Thompson

3rd        St Catherine’s - Bow: Gina Theophilos, 2: Kate Griffin, 3: Charlotte Strang, Str: Saschi Folk, Cox: Jessomine Pala, Cch: Suzie Brown

4th        Loreto MH - Bow: Carla Pascoe, 2: Kathleen Fagan, 3: Alex Kastaniotis, Str: Emily Ludescher, Cox: Clare Graham, Cch: Emma Rickards

Coxed Four Year 10 Division 3

Final A

1st        Lowther Hall - Bow: Pallavi Murthy, 2: Daina Fanning, 3: Bonnie Lakey, Str: Mathilde Clements, Cox: Nicole Brundle, Cch: Lisa Kernick

2nd        MLC - Bow: Anita Scott, 2: Alison Howard, 3: Georgia Taft, Str: Juliana Leslie, Cox: Georgie Hopkins, Cch: Louise Findlay, Tamara Brawn

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Jessica Thompson, 2: Zoe Keon-Cohen, 3: Elizabeth Lang, Str: Louise Kennedy, Cox: Anneli Johansson, Cch: J. Sweetland

4th        Toorak College - Bow: Sophie McCabe, 2: Anna Seletto, 3: Melissa Hanton, Str: Sarah Nosworthy, Cox: Katrine Selth, Cch: Ben Godkin

Coxed Four Year 10 Division 4

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Bow: Linke Lovett, 2: Kate Melville, 3: Chloe Paul, Str: Sarah Cumming, Cox: Marita Batty, Cch: Tory Boag

2nd        MLC - Bow: Anne Charalambus, 2: Felicity Greenland, 3: Susie Gwynn, Str: Jocelyn Paterson, Cox: Cassie Fett, Cch: Gina Douglas, Sara Hayward

3rd        Melbourne Girls’ GS - Bow: Nerida Lardner, 2: Natasha Lindsay-Barker, 3: Cassie Redlich, Str: Olivia Burgess, Cox: Elissa Carty-Salmon, Cch: Sarah Smith

4th        Genazzano - Bow: Felicity Anderson, 2: Emily Ryan, 3: Kelly Rolfe, Str: Bridget Windle, Cox: Marianne Coulson, Cch: Mario Laing

Coxed Four Year 10 Division 5

Final A

1st        Melbourne Girls’ GS - Bow: Olivia Penna, 2: Sarah Napier, 3: Claire Moriarty, Str: Georgie Kovacs, Cox: Phoebe Macdougall, Cch: Edward Archibald

2nd        Geelong College - Bow: Nicole Raven, 2: Jacqui Girvan, 3: Jane Bradshaw, Str: Georgie Hart, Cox: Bree Taylor, Cch: Amanda Hinds

3rd        St Catherine’s - Bow: Fiona Clemens, 2: Rowina Martinich, 3: Sally Macpherson, Str: Annie Vinecombe, Cox: Georgina Shew, Cch: Ben Haydon

4th        Melbourne Girls’ GS - Bow: Alicia Robertson, 2: Georgina Coyle, 3: Tali Wilson, Str: Sam Keating, Cox: Jane Cooper, Cch: Cameron Boykett

Year 9 Race Results

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Single Scull Year 9 Division 1

Final A

1st        Korowa - Shannon Burton, Cch: James Scott

2nd        Genazzano - Chantelle Dutch, Cch: Adrian Lawrence

3rd        Lowther Hall - Kylie Howe, Cch: Lisa Kernick

4th        Genazzano - Elizabeth Gaunt, Cch: Adrian Lawrence

Coxed Quad Scull Year 9 Division 1

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Bow: Edwina Fordyce, 2: Jessica Jones, 3: Melissa Clarke, Str: Emma Stanley, Cox: Sophie Pelman, Cch: Annabell Eaton

2nd        Carey Grammar - Bow: Stacey Bellis, 2: Jade Pauseway, 3: Sussanah Jones, Str: Rose King, Cox: Marion Gambell, Cch: Joel Hines

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Amelia Phillips, 2: Andrea Onley, 3: Elenor Baker, Str: Alice O’Connell, Cox: Oliva Clayton, Cch: J. Hale

4th        Fintona - Bow: Lucy Crouch, 2: Catherine Bragg, 3: Laura MacKenzie, Str: Olivia Chambers, Cox: Adriana Hillard, Cch: Jason Baker, Jason Day

Coxed Four Year 9 Division 1

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Cecilia Riebl, 2: Angie Lie, 3: Claire Simms, Str: Gemma Butler, Cox: Sophie Viska, Cch: Bec Joyce

2nd        Firbank Grammar - Bow: Georgina Fast, 2: Laura Blunden, 3: Amy Paynter, Str: Sorcha Mackenzie, Cox: Rachael Talbot, Cch: John Downie

3rd        Ballarat & Clarendon - Bow: Sarah Wombwell, 2: Megan Armstrong, 3: Fiona Barber, Str: Lauren Halliburton, Cox: Rachel Jones-Lumby, Cch: Kerrie Shiell

4th        Morongo - Bow: Robyn Sefton, 2: Natalie Grace, 3: Georgie Walker, Str: Anna Austin, Cox: Allison Wedding, Cch: Sharon Hockley, Tamsin Crocker

Coxed Four Year 9 Division 2

Final A

1st        Morongo - Bow: Natalie Butyn, 2: Ruth Langford, 3: Kelly Hughes, Str: Simone Wookey, Cox: Jackie Woolnough, Cch: Blair McKechnie

2nd        Firbank Grammar - Bow: Georgina Bunn, 2: Rachel Lloyd, 3: Katherine Elston, Str: Alissa Snelling, Cox: Kate Graham, Cch: Kier Dernelly

3rd        Lauriston - Bow: Nina Jackson, 2: Louise O’Shea, 3: Kate Knight, Str: Catherine Sewell, Cox: Lucy Ralston, Cch: H. Devlin

4th        Loreto MH - Bow: Collette Herman, 2: Georgina Quinn, 3: Anita Pacini, Str: Sally Carrodus, Cox: Angela McFarland, Cch: Joanna Hawker

Coxed Four Year 9 Division 3

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Bow: Catherine Ogilvy, 2: Caroline Ray, 3: Caroline Golden, Str: Prudence Middleton, Cox: Amy Brennan, Cch: Alexis Gillespie

2nd        Genazzano - Bow: Jessica McGrath, 2: Joanne McBride, 3: Lisa Sette, Str: Alexandra Neumann, Cox: Katherine Rusden, Cch: Binky Hall

3rd        Lowther Hall - Bow: Clare Lehner, 2: Alina Hoyne, 3: Leah Dickenson, Str: Lauren Cordwell, Cox: Amy Drew, Cch: Catherine Walters

4th        Loreto MH - Bow: Emily Tribe, 2: Catherine Whelan, 3: Louisa Coleman, Str: Claire Papaluca, Cox: Justine Joyce

Coxed Four Year 9 Division 4

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Bow: Lucy Olsen, 2: Psyche Payne, 3: Julie Bongiorno, Str: Emma Yunghanns, Cox: May Lilley, Cch: Pip Cant

2nd        Loreto MH - Bow: Melissa Tribe, 2: Margurite Osborne, 3: Sian Prosser, Str: Edwina Hurley, Cox: Michelle Raveche, Cch: Julian Vince

3rd        Genazzano - Bow: Elizabeth Pattison, 2: Danielle Brunton, 3: Clare Batrouney, Str: Rachael Allsopp, Cox: Storm Robinson, Cch: Sam Gartlan

4th        Geelong College - Bow: Lisa Notini, 2: Kirin Yee, 3: Tamsyn Brooke, Str: Jane Billings, Cox: Kate Armstrong, Cch: Shelly Johnstone

Coxed Four Year 9 Division 5

Final A

1st        St Catherine’s - Bow: Victoria Green, 2: Kate Robinson, 3: Fiona Costello, Str: Elizabeth Doody, Cox: Erin Hewitt, Cch: Sophie Rigg

2nd        Geelong College - Bow: Sarah Holbery, 2: Bethan Hazell, 3: Louise Batty, Str: Kate Brown, Cox: Katie Kwok, Cch: Lara Drake

3rd        Catholic College Sale - Bow: Tai Klimas, 2: Rebecca Gray, 3: Sarah Anderson, Str: Jana Sage, Cox: Melissa Steffanetti, Cch: Ian Howard

4th        St Catherine’s - Bow: Claire Tanner, 2: Anna Langley, 3: Sarah Murch, Str: Elizabeth Ross, Cox: Eri Takagi, Cch: Bryan Wilson

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