Rowers smash CQ Champs

Emmaus College Boys Year 9 Quad with their Gold medals. Pictures: Supplied.

An incredible 244 school athletes raced on the Fitzroy River for the CQ School Championship over two days.

Schools traveled from Townsville, Whitsundays, Gin Gin, Bundaberg to join five local schools with windy conditions leading to some tough racing.

There were plenty of rowers in races across several events ranging from single, double, quad and eight with events held across 1000, 1500 or 2000m distances.

Rockhampton Fitzroy Rowing Club hosted the event in conjunction with Rockhampton Grammar school and Rowing Queensland who also attended the event.