Sport: Crews at Quinsigamond

Never before had this year's University of California crew found itself in the position it occupied last week in the finals of the Olympic Rowing Trials at Lake Quinsigamond, Mass.—overtaken by another boat in the same race. It was a dangerous position, because the Pennsylvania Athletic Club had been a half-length behind at the mile, was now a half-length ahead, and there was only 50 yd. of the 2,000-metre course left to go. Of the 50,000 people who were watching the race along the shore, not one had ever seen a more exciting finish....

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