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iL ik £ Ginger, Odell, Bouen, Phillips christenetl Hiram B. Conibear. kept at the heels of the Wisconsin Ijoat until the final spurt. Then Harris pulled the Huskies away in a hurry, and they won by a length in the slow time of 11 :02. In the J-V event, Orr started fast and piled up a lead which netted the Juniors a five-length win. The time for the race was 11:0.3. From Madison, the crews went to Poughkeepsie, and began their work- outs on the Hudson. Five days before the race, the Varsity underwent a noticeable change, and from that time on improved by leaps and bounds. The day of the race came and with it rough water which made things look black for several of the contestants. After two false starts, the crews swept down the course and Washington found itself on the heels of Columbia and the strong Navy crew. Disaster came to two of the shells, California sinking, while the Cornell boat broke in two. As the early spring dusk settled down over the water, the boats passed A PAGE 174 1929 I ' arsity on the Water
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Holies. Paih. a ailes championship for the third successive year, going over the four-mile course in 15:31. Rowing in fine form, l)ehincl the excellent stroking of Ginger, the J-V came from hehind to heat the Bears hy three and one-half lengths, and to set a new course record in 15 :45. The Frosh affair was a thriller from the start, and the Yearling hoats rowed neck and neck until they passed under the last bridge. Then, in the last hundred yards, the Californians pulled away to win by a hare margin of three seats. After the California event, Ulhrickson began work in earnest for the annual regatta at Poughkeepsie. After weeks of strenuous work on the part of the sweepsters. the crews and attendants left Seattle June 6tli for Madison, where they were to race with Coach Murphy ' s Badger crews. At that time it was said that the Varsity and Junior- Varsity boats were the fastest since 1926. At Madison, the Varsity race was the race of the day. The shores of Lake Mendotta were lined with spectators and the day was ideal. ith Curly Harris at the helm, the Varsity sweepsters, sitting in the newly- P A G F 17 3 WJ4 Junior i ' nrsity
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r ' :s % . H .,:! Morris, Schmidt, Alcorn. Orr over the finish line and for a few minutes there was no cheering. No one knew who had won. Then came the news that Cokimhia had taken the race, while Washington had placed second when they were accorded a small chance for honors. The J-V fared hadly and had to he content with fourth place ; Cornell, Columhia and Navy finishing out in front. Two false starts spoiled this race also, the Husky boat getting away to a three-quarter lead in the first start only to he called hack to the post. The Frosh engaged in two races with the O. S. C. crews, and the second boat traveled to Corvallis to meet defeat at the hands of the Senior crew. In a second meeting, however, both the first and second Frosh boats won over the Oregonians. At the end of the season, the following men were awarded W " s: Ander- son, Odell. Valentine, Schmidt. MacDonald. Alcorn. Litchfield, Davis, Ginger, Bowen. Phillips, Morris, Orr and Harris. J-V letter winners were: Wakeman, Larson, Ginger. Murphy, Morris, Phillips, Oistad. Schoettler. Kauffman. Wilson and Harris. Freshman numerals were given to Baker, Fuller. Jansen. W illiamson. Anderson, Oistad, Kauffman. Harris PACE I : •; »
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