National Rowing Award For Sheyi

Monday 23rd March 2015

L6 student, Sheyi Blackett, has successfully achieved 1st place in the women’s Year 12 category at the 2015 National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships on Friday 20 March. 13 pupils from Queen Anne’s participated in the championships, which took place at Lea Valley Athletics Centre in North London.

Sheyi, a Reading Junior at Reading Rowing Club and GB Rowing star, claimed the top spot, after only taking up the sport a year ago. She completed the race in 07:19:06, over 2 seconds quicker than 2nd place and beat over 40 entrants in her age group from top schools across the country, finishing strongly to move from third place into the winning position during the final 500m of the race. Earlier this month she finished 9th out of 200 competitors when competing for the England U23 rowing squad.

Congratulations also go to Katie Millington for achieving 12th Place in the Year 13 category, Felicity Handscombe for achieving 17th place in the Year 13 category, Katherine Green for coming in 6th place in the Year 10 category and to Eleanor Blois-Brooke for receiving 6th Place in the Year 8 category.

In the team events, Queen Anne’s placed in 16th position in the Girls Sprint Relay and 9th place in the Girls Boatrace Relay.

Please find below for the full set of results from the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships:

Year 13 Category

  • Katie Millington – 12th Place
  • Felicity Handscombe – 17th Place

Year 12 Category

  • Sheyi Blackett – 1st Place

Year 10 Category

  • Katherine Green – 6th Place
  • Ella Harris – 18th Place
  • Megan Tooley – 32nd Place
  • Charlotte Gwillim – 50th Place
  • Grace Swiatek – 73rd Place
  • Anna Bradbury – 110th Place

Year 8 Category

  • Eleanor Blois-Brooke – 6th Place
  • Amy Howard – 25th Place
  • Eleanor Patterson – 48th Place
  • Isabel Salmon – 91st Place

Girls Sprint Relay

  • Queen Anne’s School – 16th Place

Girls Boatrace Relay

  • Queen Anne’s School – 9th Place

To view a full set of results from the championships, please click here

Sheyi Blackett (in the centre) collecting her medal