EASIER WORKOUTS NOW FOR CREWS AT RED TOP
FRESHMAN AND COMBINATION TRY SPRINTS ALSO
Red Top, Conn., June 20--Final workouts for the four Harvard crews in the last few days of training here before the race on Friday took on a lighter aspect today, the greater part of the stiff paddles having been wound up with Saturday's succession of time trials.
In the afternoon, the Varsity and Jayvee boats rowed about four miles in all, which was broken up by frequent spurts. Starting each sprint from a very low stroke, Coach Whiteside gradually worked his crews up to an even 32 in order to accustom the men to raising the stroke at regular intervals as would be the case at the mile markers in a four mile race.
Attention To Detail
With the bulk of the work now behind them, Coach Whiteside will undoubtedly devote the three remaining days to perfecting the raising and lowering of the stroke on which so much of the smoothness, feel, and spirit of a crew depend. An eight may row faultlessly at an even stroke, yet if it cannot raise and lower the beat at the cox's command without losing the proportion and rythm, it will not be able to meet the sprints of its opponents. From now on it will be the minor details which the coaches will watch out for, and especially the little errors, which when added together, all tend to reduce the efficiency of the power applied to each oar.
Both of Coach Haines' crews, the Freshman and the Combination, had light workouts also, with a series of racing starts interspersed with frequent sprints at a high stroke worked up to from a lower pace.