Sport: Olympic Trials

An eight-oared crew was to be selected to represent the U. S. at the Olympic Games. Canada had already picked the Argonaut Rowing Club of Toronto. The U. S. problem was to find out whether undefeated California or undefeated Yale could be defeated. They met on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia to decide. California took the lead at the start. It was a small lead—one-half a length—sometimes it grew to three-quarters of a length, but never did anybody see any open water between the shells of California and Yale. They were going along at a high beat of about 40 strokes...

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