Sport: Washington vs. California

Last week, on a day alive with thin blue air and gaiety, eight rowers of the University of Washington pulled in competition with eight rowers of the University of California. The shells slid like yellow-legged waterbugs over the shining surface of a Pacific estuary, at first close together, at the end separated by a gap as long as 15 boats. Small craft edged up, bellowed brassily, airplanes curvetted amid ice-cream clouds. Washington had won, had set a new course record—15 min. 9 sec.

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