Just after passing the bridge Higginson raised the stroke and the 1900 boat moved to the lead. The Junior crew was unable to respond to a higher stroke, it had no power though the form was good. Dobyns took it up for a beautiful spurt in the Senior boat and his crew passed '99 about a half mile from the finish and steadily closed in on the Sophomores until the line was crossed. Had the course been an eighth of a mile longer the Freshmen would have passed '99. The work of 1901 throughout was very promising and their final spurt, although a little late, was very creditable.
1900 rowed in the following order: Stroke, Higginson; 7, Glidden; 6, Byrd; 5, Heath; 4, Kernan; 3, Pierce; 2, Harding; bow, Bedford.
'98 finally rowed as follows: Stroke, Dobyns; 7, Goodrich; 6, Perkins; 5, Bancroft; 4, Marvin; 3, Wadsworth; 2, Bull; bow, Adams.