Pushed along by a strong quartering wind, Eliot and Winthrop splashed their way to victory yesterday afternoon in the two elimination races for the House crew championship.
The Ellot boat jumped into the lead in the first ten strokes in the first heat and steadily pulled away to win by three lengths, leaving Kirkland and Adams to fight it out for second place. First leading, then trailing its rival all the way down the course, Kirkland finally turned on the necessary power to gain second place and another crack at the winners by a deck length margin over the Gold Coasters.
After making a poor showing last week in the eliminations for the Yale race, Lowell came back yesterday in the second heat and gave Winthrop a battle all the way down the course, but the Puritans had the extra drive to stay out in front and sweep over the line a length ahead of the Bellboys. Leverett and Dunster finished third and fourth and lost the chance to compete in the finals.