A story in yesterday's editions of The Washington Post incorrectly identified a school that competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association Regatta in Princeton, N.J. Jose Rose, Jerry Stuart, Steve Long, Bob Purdy and Kelley Cobbs are from Fort Hunt in Alexandria and finished third in the junior four competition.
T. C. WIlliams, of Alexandria, Va., captured the girls senior four-with-coxswain race today to take home the Washington area's only title in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Regatta here on Lake Carnegie.
Williams, boat, manned from bow to stern by Sharon Dunbar, Janet Feldstein, Paige Washburne, stroke Shelley Wells and conxswain Kathie Tennent, jumped ahead of Washington-Lee of Arlington, Va., and Upper Marion of Philadelphia and never relinquished its lead. Williams finished in 5:51.6.
The Titans opened up a boat length by the midpoint of the 1,500-meter race and moved into open water before W-L sprinted to finish a respectable second.
"We didn't care if it was possible, we were going to win the nationals," said Dunbar of the Titans' season-long goal.
"We were scared but we thought we were going to win," Tennent said. "We were afraid W-L and Upper Marion would get better . . . that they'd be tired of losing to us."
Willaims beat W-L four times and Upper Marion three times this season in fours competition.
W-L's second-place boat consisted of Leona Pallansch in the bow, Judy Muskett, Karen Munly, stroke Eileen Donnelly and coxswain Ruth Chisnell.
The Williams girls varsity-eight shell took the early lead in its race but was caught halfway along and passed in the final 500 meters by West Park of St. Catharines, Ontario. West Park finished in 5:20.9 for a one-length victory in a repeat of the Stotesbury Cup finish.
"They were stronger than us . . . they rode a more even race," said Polly Young, the captain of Williams' varsity crew. "They were just better than us . . . but not by much."
Courtenay Padgett of Williams, who beat Andrea Schreiner of Lakeport of St. Catherines, last week in the Stotesbury in Philadelphia, found herself watching the Canadian girl from a distant second position in today's single sculls race.
"I think I raced my best race," Padgett said. "She just overpowered me. Last week, she didn't know what to expect. This week she got off to a better start."
"I always start high (using more strokes), jump off (to a lead)," Padgett said. "This week, she caught that."
Stuart of Falls Church, Va., produced the best finish for Washington area's boys crews when its senior fours team of Joe Rose, Jerry Stuart, Steve Long, stroke Bob Purdy and coxswain Kelley Cobbs finished less than a length behind Harriton of Philadelphia, which clocked 5:08.3.
"I thought they rode an excellent race for three days practice," said Stuart coach Erv Dodd of his crew, which was formerly part of the varsity eight. "The other boat was together all year and we only lost three-quarters of a length."
Holy Spirit of Philadelphia upset Ridley of St. Catherines for the varsity-eight title, with T.C. WIlliams and Fort Hunt of Alexandria, Va., finishing a distant fourth and fifth, respectively.
Holy Spirit also took the junior eight race, making a highly successful debut for caoch Larry COnnell, who led Stuart's lightweight eight to a national title last year.