Grammar rowers national champs

GIPPSLAND Grammar rowers Lindsay Hamilton and Billy Osborne won gold at the national championships in Tasmania last week.

The Year 11 students led the under 19 men’s double sculls all the way from start to finish but it was the four second lead in the first 1000 metres which secured them the Tim Hawkins Memorial Trophy.

Racing in lane six of the A final, the duo won in a time of 6:51.05 minutes, 1.65 seconds ahead of Redlands School, with Ballarat Grammar in third place.

Hamilton and Osborne were two of 13 Gippsland Grammar rowers who competed in the championships at Lake Barrington in Tasmania’s north.

The duo backed up their gold winning performance to team with Tom Condron, Alex Coleman and cox Miya Hancock to secure silver in open school boys’ coxed quadruple scull, while coaches Eleanor Brinkhoff and Jess Thompson won silver in the club women’s double scull event.