The Sophomore class crew yesterday afternoon defeated the Stone's School crew by half a length of open water in a closely contested race over a mile and a half course, commencing at the Union Boat Club. T. P. Lindsay '04, captain of the 1904 Freshman crew, acted as referee.
Stone's School won the toss and chose the outside course, along the Cambridge bank, on account of the more favorable tide. Stone's got a lead of half a length at the start, which it maintained for the first half-mile. Here the Sophomores increased their stroke from 30 to 32 and at Harvard bridge caught up with their opponents. By means of another spurt they drew away from Stone's finishing about a length and a half in the lead. The Sophomores victory was due to their superior weight, a more powerful drive and better form. Notwithstanding the rough water the time was good.
The orders were as follows:
Sophomores--Stroke, Gregg, 7, Richards; 6, Swaim; 5, Irving; 4, French; 3, Wiswall; 2, Sortwell; bow, Lane; cox., Ogilby.
Stone's School--Stroke, James; 7, Kannard; 6, Lloyd; 5, Swift; 4, Barton; 3, Morgan; 2, Emerson; bow, Shepard; cox., Tilten.