Yale Freshman Crew.
The crew has recently been rowing regularly from four to eight miles every day, and has, besides, showed up most creditably in short brushes with the University and class crews. A second freshman crew was supported throughout the season and participated in the class races.
An innovation for Freshman crews at Yale has been the ordering from Davy of a cedar shell, which is now building and will be sent to New London for the final practice. Donohue, the maker of the Harvard Freshman oars, has been given the contract for the oars, which will be similar to the famous English "Norris" oars.
No one man has coached the crew exclusively, but Mr. Cook, J. O. Rodgers '98 and H. B. Wilcox '98, who have had the freshmen in hand from time to time, have all expressed their satisfaction at the showing of the crew up to the present time. Mr. Cook has said that the crew was a powerful one, better than last year's freshman, and that it was a crew in which he could place his confidence. He expects them to make an excellent showing in the coming race.
The men now rowing on the first crew, with their weights, are as follows: Stroke, W. B. Williams, 160; 7, J. H. Niedecken, 173; 6, J. C. Greenway, 172, or R. M. McGee, 187; 5, J. W. Cross, 179; 4, R. J. Flint, 170; 3, J. P. Brock (Capt.), 184; 2, T. Simons, 172; bow, R. M. Patterson, 159.