Sport: New Crew

The giants of U.S. crew racing were on hand for the Eastern sprint championships on Massachusetts' Lake Quinsigamond. Undefeated were high-stroking Navy, powerful Pennsylvania, and a veteran Harvard boat that had won 13 straight over the last two years. Against that kind of company, the inexperienced Cornell crew seemed the rankest sort of outsider. Result: Cornell won.

With the championships approaching, Cornell's Coach Harrison ("Stork") Sanford had a varsity crew that rowed as though its shell had a lead keel. Cornell had raced only once this year, finishing a poor second to Navy...

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