The First and Second 'Varsity eights rowed an exciting two-mile race yesterday noon from the Union Boat House to the Longwood bridge. The First crew got off first and at the Harvard Bridge was about a half a length ahead; the second then pulled up and passed the First boat by a short distance. From that point to near the finish it was anyone's race, both crews spurting hard; the First 'Varsity, however, drew slightly ahead and won out by less than five feet.
The work of the 'Varsity crew was better than a week ago, although it was still somewhat hurried and unsteady. The second crew rowed better in the second than in the first mile. The men got considerable leg drive into their stroke but shortened when they increased the rate at the finish. The time, although not given out, is supposed to be fast.