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MLC claim Head of River honours
Bree Kennedy-Smith, Georgia Murrell, Jess Walsh, Lucy Jenkins, Lauren Thorpe, Courtney Doran, Maddy McLuachlan, Bonny Cox and Elisabeth Parry celebrate their win. Picture: Mogens Johansen/ The West Australian

Methodist Ladies College have beaten Presbyterian Ladies' College to take out the main event in the Head of the River regatta at Champion Lakes today.

In what organisers say was one of the closest races in the event’s history, MLC held on to a lead fend off PLC to take out the Independent Girls’ Schools’ Sports Association regatta by 0.18 seconds.

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PLC had been hot favourites to hand onto their title for a third year this year and won the first three lead-up regattas but were pipped by MLC earlier this month.

Rowing WA acting chief executive Luke Callier said MLC started well and led from the start but were challenged by PLC in the final 500m.

“It was always going to be very much a two horse race, a couple more strokes and they may have beaten them,” Mr Callier said.

“It was a fantastic effort by the girls and probably one of the best races we’ve seen at least in the past 10 years.”

MLC wins (yellow tops) on the way to a win in Head of the River regatta at Champion Lakes. Picture: Mogens Johansen/ The West Australian
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