The University of Virginia women captured the 3,200-meter and distance-medley relay championships, setting meet records in both, and Maryland's Marita Walton won both the discus and shot put in the Penn Relay's today.
Walton set a school record with a toss of 52-4 1/2 in the shot. Her winning throw in the discus was 16-4 1/2.
Terp Jalene Chase won the high jump with a leap of 6-0 and teammate Paula Gervin cleared 5-11 for second place.
In the women's 3,000-meter final, Maryland's Debbie Pavik finished fifth with a time of 9:39.6.
The Cavalier quartet of Linda Nicholson, Margaret Groos, Jill Haworth and Vivian Scruggs had no problem with Villanova, last year's champion, and St. John's in winning the 3,200-meter relay in 8:45.8, two full seconds better than the mark set by Villanova.
Catholic's foursome of Jan Hargrove, Jean McLoughlin, Janelle Graves and Carolyn Hughes won their section of the 3,200-meter relay in 9:31.6.
UVA's Scruggs, Haworth, Groos and Lillian Garrett teamed to win the distance medley in 11:16.0. This race is a first for the women at the relays so UVA is credited with the meet record. Georgetown was fourth in 11:36.4. s
Maryland and Howard, running identical 47.5 times in the 400-meter relay trials, earned berths in the finals Friday. Howard finished second in its heat while Maryland was fifth in another.
In the girls high school competition, Coolidge posted the fastest time in the 400-meter relay trials. The Colts, clocked in 47.3 join heat winners Bladensburg (47.9) and H.D. Woodson (48.5) in the Championship of America event Friday.
McKinley (49.1), Central (49.9) and Fairmont Heights (50.7) finished in the top three in their respective heats but did not qualify for the final eight.
Annapolis posting the seventh-best time in the 3,200-meter relay (9:26.7), was the only area school to make that event's finals, which will be run Friday. McKinley ran 9:39.4 and Central was timed in 9:39.0 in their heats.
Villanova, seeking its 15th straight distance-medley relay title, will get a stiff challenge from Georgetown in one of several championships races to be decided today when the boys and men's events begin.
Martin Green of Maryland finished second in the 10,000-meter final with a time of 29:42.5. Teammate Bill Weidenbach finished sixth in the 5,000-meter championship in 14:08.0.
Maryland's women's 1,600-meter team was clocked in 3:42.3, and gained the eighth and final spot for the champsionship race today.
Collidge's girls also gained the championship round in the high school 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:50.8.
Laurel's Myrtle Chester grabbed third place in the long jump and high jump leaping 18-10 and 5-8, respectively.
Dunbar's Jeannette Kelly was clocked in 4:32.0, which was good enough for fourth place in the girl's 1,500-meter final.