The University Sophomore crew won the race against Yale on Saturday afternoon, for the first time in the three years that the races have been held. Yale won the single sculls event. For the first quarter of a mile only was there any doubt which 1917 boat would win out. The start was at Cottage Farm bridge. After the first quarter mile the Sophomores slowed down to a low, powerful stroke. The lead was steadily increased. Just before the finish Henderson urged his men on to a final spurt with which they swept across the line a good three lengths in the lead.
The single sculls race was very close all the way down. S. Gaillard, of Yale, and N. P. Darling '17 had it nip and tuck until the finish, when Gaillard pulled away and finished a length ahead.
The summary and line-ups follow:
Sophomore crew.--Stroke, White; 7, Potter; 6, Lovell; 5, Richardson; 4, Coolidge; 3, Webber; 2, Philips; bow, Ingalls; cox., Henderson.
Yale 1917 crew.--Stroke, Hume; 7, Woolley; 6, Green; 5, Bartlett; 4, R. Walker; 3, Ball; 2, Koehne; bow, L. Walker; cox., Hemingway. Time, 10m., 5s.
Single sculling race.--Won by S. Gaillard, Yale; second, N. P. Darling '17; third, B. Carpenter, Jr., '16; fourth, G. Burton, Yale. Time, 5m., 51s. The Henley signal system proved a great success in that it enabled both those on Harvard bridge and at the Union Boat Club to know the positions of the boats all the way down.