UNIVERSITY CREWS SHOW GREAT SPEED

Beats Grotonians Despite Poor Start Over Mile and 1-16 Course

The second Freshman eight, in its first scheduled race, defeated the Groton School crew by half a length over the school course on the Nashua river last Saturday.

In the first start, the pistol failed to go off and the starter's shout of "Row" caught the Freshman crew unawares, so that a bad crab was caught. A second time, Groton made a clean, getaway, but the 1928 oarsmen were still somewhat disorganized and ropped nearly half a length behind. Rowing at 42 strokes to the minute, they quickly caught up and with a lowered stroke had forged a length ahead by the halfway mark.