FIRST TIME TRIAL FOR CREW
Over Four-Mile Course Late Yesterday Afternoon.--Time, 22m., 46s.
HARVARD CREW QUARTERS, RED TOP, CT., June 14, 1907.--The University crew had its first time trial over the four-mile course late this afternoon, covering the distance in 22 minutes and 46 seconds. There was a slightly favoring tide; but Blagden steered a poor course, losing the force of the tide by not staying near enough to the channel. At about 7.15 o'clock the men went in the launch downstream as far as the New London railroad bridge. The crew got away with a good start and rowed about 32 strokes per minute for the first half-mile, which was covered in good time. Then the stroke was lowered until the end of the second mile, where the Freshman eight was waiting off the Navy Yard. Starting on even terms the 1910 boat took about a length on their racing start, and at a fast clip had a quarter of a length of open water at the 2 1-2 mile flag. This lead was maintained with slight variations until the crews passed the 3 1-2 mile post. Both rowed hard, making a very pretty race. Entering the last half-mile, Farley put up his stroke to about 36. For a short distance his crew crept up on the Freshmen, then hung for a minute and in the last 100 yards, going at almost forty strokes to the minute, gained again, finishing a little less than three-quarters of a length behind. In point of form, the University crew rowed well. Their boat rode more evenly on her keel for the first two miles than at any time previously this year, and even in the final spurt the men held together well. Farley kept his stroke long throughout and showed good endurance in raising the stroke in the last half-mile. The Freshmen also rowed well. They rowed a higher stroke than the University crew most of the way, thus maintaining their lead. In addition to the time trial for the University eight, the four-oar also were sent over their course. They rowed upstream for two miles from the Navy Yard in the slow time of 12 minutes and 34 seconds. The 1910 four-oar raced the University four over the last mile, defeating them by two boat lengths. In the morning the work for all the crews was fairly hard, both eights covering about five miles. Neither boat went so well as in the afternoon. The Freshman four-oar, with Vogel at 2 instead of Loring, went about four miles, but the University four only went two, but for half a mile they rowed very hard. With the exception of this change in the 1910 four-oar the orders of the crews were the same as yesterday.
Wyman, the Freshman, who is in the Memorial Hospital, at New London, with the mumps, is reported to be progressing favorably. E. C. Storrow '89 and R. F. Herrick '90 arrived here today. G. Norton '90 also came in his yacht and anchored off the quarters. This evening Manager Whitney arrived from Cambridge.