Alexandria, VA – The 2019 T.C. Williams High School rowing teams went the distance and took home two gold medals, a silver in the upper boats portion and the Points trophy at the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championships in Occoquan on May 9, 2019.
Racing on an unseasonably chilly day, the men’s junior four and women’s junior double won gold. The women’s 1V eight, racing in the 2V category, won a silver medal.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to end my five years on the T.C. Williams crew team with any other group of girls, they definitely showed me their fight this year and inspired me to hold my head up high,” said Titan Paula Filios, coxswain of the 1V, and a graduating senior. “It was definitely a plus to have come away with the girls points trophy.”
- In the women’s junior double final, T.C., with a time of 6:40.50, topped West Albermarle High School’s 6:43.05 and Battlefield High School’s 6:59.80.
- In the men’s junior four race, the TC Williams boat won with a time of 5:43.70, ahead of Great Bridge High School’s time of 5:45.70 and Oakton High School, which had a time of 5:50.42.
- In the women’s 2V race, TC Williams, with a time of 5:39.73, came in second to McLean High School’s 5:35.60. Oakton placed third with 5:48.33.
The women’s lightweight eight, the women’s frosh eight, women’s junior double, men’s lightweight eight and the boy’s senior four compete May 17 and 18 in Philadelphia at the Stotesbury Cup, the world’s largest high school regatta.