Friends from Teesside school take each other on in The Boat Race

Two friends who were rowing partners at school in Teesside lined up on opposite sides for today's Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford.

Katie Anderson, who was School Captain in her time at Yarm School will be in the Oxford boat and Sarah Portsmouth who was Vice Captain will be wearing the light blue of Cambridge.

The pair competed for Great Britain together in the under 18 women’s pair at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2018 whilst students and won a bronze medal. In 2018 Katie gained a place at Brasenose College, Oxford to read Economics and a year later Sarah headed to Newnham College, Cambridge to read Architecture. 

Katie said: 

Sarah added:

Headmaster Huw Williams said: