Year 12 Student Reaches Regional and National Finals
Stamford High School student, Megan Stoker, has been competing around the country this year with the Peterborough City Rowing team. Megan won four titles in Regional Regattas alone, in both the Junior 16 single sculls and the Junior 18 double sculls. She will now begin training for Team GB selection.
Megan then competed against the best junior rowers in the country at a series of National Regattas. In April, she won her place to represent the Eastern Region in Nottingham, at the National Junior Inter-Regional Regatta. In the WJ16 single sculls race, she finished just five seconds off the bronze medal position, winning nine points to help the Eastern Region gain second place overall. Megan finished 9th and 13th at the National Schools Regatta and the GB V France J16 Trials respectively. At the British Rowing Junior Championships in July, Megan had only three weeks with a new double sculls partner to compete over 2000m. The team finished 3rd in the semi-final and 6th in the “A” class final.
After attending training at a Sculling Camp in Durham over the summer, Megan will now start training for GB selection trials over the forthcoming winter months, which involves both indoor and on-water testing, and is planning to compete in Regional club head races. Megan’s mother, Annette Stoker says “We are delighted that she has had a solid season upon which to build next year.”
Megan is the current captain of the SHS Indoor Rowing Teams, and is actively trying to set up a Year 12 boys indoor rowing squad.