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TIGER 150-POUNDERS SPRINT TO BIG THREE WIN

FAVORED ELI BOAT TRAILS BOTH RIVALS FROM START

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Spurting past their Crimson rivals on the last half mile of the Henley course, the smoothly working Princeton 150-pound crew rowed to a big three championship last Saturday on the Charles. Yale a pre-race favorite was never in it after the first quarter mile and trailed both her adversaries to the finish.

The University lightweights pulled away in the lead at the start of the course and for nearly the first mile held almost a length's advantage over the Princeton shell. But they had to row a high stroke to keep in front of the procession and exhausted their reserve too soon. The Tiger combination, rowing at least three points lower, kept within easy hailing distance with a smooth, powerful stroke. It was evident early in the race that their bid, when they put the stroke up, was going to be dangerous.

Tiger Takes Lead at Half

About half way through the race with their prow just keeping abreast of the University boat's stern, they started to forge ahead. While the Crimson rowers stuck grimly to their task the Tiger shell gradually crept up. Just before the bridge was reached the two prows were even, with Princeton still gaining. Harvard's best efforts were beginning to seem ineffectual against the powerful precision of the Tiger stroke.

The race was practically decided beneath the bridge. With the onlookers calling loudly for a Crimson spurt, Princeton suddenly jumped ahead with a higher count and came out into open water again well in the lead. From then until the finish line was reached the Black and Orange lightweights increased their advantage to a full length. The Harvard boat never stopped fighting, however, and actually pulled up a few feet in the last 100 yards.

Yale, forced to maintain a higher stroke throughout than either of its rivals, finished with open water showing between it and the second place Crimson shell.

The seatings of the three boats were as follows.

Princeton Bow, Linsser: 2, Cooley; 3, Thompson; 4, Whiton; 5, Read; 6, Krag; 7, Cromwell; stroke, Hawkins; coxswain, Harry.

Harvard bow, Ganz; 2, Jenney; 3, Peel; 4. Bowditch; 5. Collins; 6. Taft; 7. Whiteside; 8. Morrill; coxswain, Gross.

Yale bow, Hinckley; 2. Hollister; 3. Brown; 4. Bingham; 5. Carter; 6. Wilson; 7, Harper; stroke, Green; coxswain, Ward.

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