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Hal Ulen's Varsity swimmers turned the pressure on last night against a mediocre M.I.T. team and the Boiler-makers were left hanging on the ropes gasping for breath. The final score was 52 to 23 in favor of Harvard, and the beating could have been worse had not Ulen taken mercy on the Techmen towards the end of the meet.
Not that the Ulennien covered themselves with much glory. As a matter of truth, they didn't have to against this type of opposition, but the fact, nevertheless, remains that none of the times handed in by the Crimson tankmen were particularly impressive. In fact, most of the times were down-right poor and it seems, at this point, that there is still plenty of room for improvement for the team as a whole.
Easily the best race of the evening was swum by "Big John" Eusden in the 50 yard free style. Eusden turned in a time of 24.8 seconds, which represents a great improvement on the 50 yard race that he swam last Saturday night against the Alumni.
Immediately before the Varsity meet, the Crimson Yardlings suffered their first defeat at the hands of "the best Freshman swimming squad in M.I.T. history" which did not have the easy time it expected.
Going into the final event, which was the 200 yard free style relay. Tech was leading 31 to 28. The Crimson natators won this race by a fraction of a second, and it looked as though they had thereby taken the entire meet. But the event was awarded to the Tech mermen on the claim that one of the Crimson tankmen had "jumped the gun" mid-way in the relay, thus automatically giving the race, and the meet to the Freshman boilermakers.
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