The 'Varsity and College eights rowed a mile race from just below the Harvard Bridge to the Longwood Bridge, yesterday. The water was too rough to start from the lower end of the basin. The college crew got a good start, gradually drew ahead, and kept their lead for the end. They rowed a slower stroke than the 'Varsity and seemed to get a better nip and leg-shove, sending their boat along in excellent style. Towards the end the 'Varsity made a spurt, but were unable to gain and were beaten by about one length and a half.
The two crews rowed in the following order:
First crew-Stroke, Locke; 7, Biddle; 6, J. F. Perkins; 5, Heath; 4, J. H. Perkins; 3, J. Lawrence; 2, Higginson; bow, Marvin.
Second crew-Stroke, Dobyns; 7, Bedford; 6, Kernan; 5, Wadsworth; 4, Brown; 3, Harding; 2, Blake; bow, Adams.