Harvard crews swept the Charles again Saturday afternoon, as Bert Haines' three 150-pound eight defeated their Yale and Princeton rivals over the Henley course and Eliot House set back an eight from Bale's champion Trumbull College crew.
By far the most exciting race of the afternoon was that for the Goldthwait Cup, which brought to the starting line the undefeated lightweight Varsities of Yale and Princeton and the Crimson shell which had lost out to Tech by a scant two feet the week previous.
Crimson Comes From Behind
Captain Seth Crocker's boat won the race the hard way. All three shells left the mark evenly, but by the half-mile marker the Tigers were out in front by a deck-length, and they stretched their margin to a half-length by the Harvard Bridge. At this point Caleb Brokaw, the Crimson coxswain, called for twenty strokes, and Harvard moved up even with the Tigers at the mile mark.
For the last quarter the two crews rowed bow for how, but Johnny Abbot hiked the beat up to 39 in the closing seconds and his shell went over the finish line going away with about four foot to spare over the Tigers. Timers clocked the Crimson in 7:02.5.
Stroked by Hal Falcs, the Crimson Jayvees jumped to a lead of a deck-length in the first three strokes, and extended it to over half a length at the end of their start. From then on they rowed almost as they pleased to post a two-length victory over the second-place Tigers. The Crimson Freshmen won their second race of the season by seizing an early lead and extending it to a length and a half at the finish.
Eliot House's heavily-favored crew ran into more trouble than it expected from Trumbull College, the champion Yale College crew. The "fourth Varsity," as the Merryman eight is called, jumped to an early start as Trumbull faltered, but the Bulls rowed a higher, if more ragged stroke, and were closing in on Eliot when it finished the mile course a half-length winner.