During the afternoon the 'varsity raced the '97 crew for two miles down from the Longwood Bridge to the Union boat house. The 'varsity started with a lead of a length and finished two lengths ahead of '97.
Both crews turned about and being joined by the junior crew, all three crews got away pretty well together. '97 were well fagged out by their first race and were soon left behind. The '96 crew continued to hold a lead of a length over the 'varsity until the last half mile of the two mile course when the juniors went to pieces and the 'varsity crew nearly passed them. Both crews rowed a fairly slow stroke - not more than 34 to the minute.