Harvard Training Quarters, Red Top, Conn., June 22, 1909.--As the weather continues to be very hot, the crews had light work again this morning. The University eight went down-stream to the mile mark and back in easy stretches. The boat went very well and spaced out beautifully on a perfectly even keel; the finish was hard and the catch quick and there was plenty of life in the boat. All the crews did about the same work as the University eight, the Freshman crew also rowing very well. R. F. Hoopel 11 returned to the quarters early this morning and a complete change in the second-four resulted. Richardson went from 2 to stroke, Waite going in at bow and Hooper rowing 2.
In the afternoon the University crew paddled down-stream about two and three quarters miles. The work of the eight was not so good as in the morning, in that the slide work was erratic at times and the boat did not keep on a very even keel. Lunt at 2 and Cutler at bow were slightly off form. The Freshman eight covered about four miles in all. One racing start was tried which went very well, but this crew also lacked the good form which it showed in the morning. The University four rowed down to the railroad bridge and back over the two-mile course to the Navy Yard, being timed by Coxswain King, as Coach Wray was following the other crews in the launch. The time was 13 minutes and 21 seconds, which is considered very fair as the crew rowed against a strong tide. No racing starts were tried, the men averaging about 30 strokes to the minute all the way. The Freshman four practiced racing starts and then rowed over the last half-mile of the course. The crew started at 38 and finished at 40, rowing about 32 for most of the way. Spurts were tried all along the course and the boat went well at a high stroke but was rather lifeless when the crew was rowing low. The second four rowed about three miles during the afternoon.
F. L. Higginson, Jr., '00, watched the University crew from the "John 'Harvard" and then returned to Boston. All the examinations were completed today, and Proctors Hutchins and Rogers returned to Cambridge.