To keep Baker at his fastest, Rogers, '87, and Lund, '88, were given 7 yards, and Wells, '86, 5 yards at the start. After a couple of trials the men were started. Baker got a poor start, but nevertheless he settled down to his work and rapidly overhauled his men. At the 150 yards he was ahead of all but Rogers. Mr. Ford took his time, 14 7-8 seconds. This beats both the English and American amateur records, but as there was only one timer, the record cannot stand. At the 180 yards his time was even 18 seconds, breaking the world's amateur record for this distance. The timers for this distance were Mr. E. E. Merrill and Mr. Lathrop. Rogers and Baker were both doing fine running, but in spite of his speed Baker could not catch Rogers, who finished between two and three yards ahead of him. Baker's time at the finish was 22 seconds. This is the world's amateur record for the distance, and is within 1-5 of a second of of the English professional record. Baker's running was superb through-out the whole distance, and the spectators will probably never again see an equal exhibition of speed. Although no watches were held on Rogers, all the timers agreed that he must have at least tied the previous record.
Besides the officials mentioned above, there were, judge, M. W. Ford, N. Y. A. C. Timers at the finish, G. A. Avery, M. A. C., and Mr. Robertson of New York. Starter, George Goldie, N. Y. A. C.