The Crimson varsity crew bested its highly touted Yale rivals by five seconds in the first four mile time trials held on the Thames late last week.
Rough water, which has been troubling the training crews prevented an earlier scheduled test.
Before the trial, Coach Tom Bolles decided the bout for the number four spot in the varsity shell in favor of Link Boyden over Jim Slocum. While Slocum is the more powerful oarsman, Boyden provided the necessary smoothness. Slocum, a veteran first boat man, joined other varsity men, Clancy Asp and Ted Anderson in the experienced, first class J.V. shell.