Rowing: Yes, That Good

Spring was a little chilly this year for Harry Parker, coach of the Harvard varsity crew: with only two men back from last year's heavyweight eight that swept five straight college races, the Crimson's 106th rowing season figured to be, well, crimson. Imagine Parker's surprise when his young (five sophomores, two juniors) crew went through its first three races undefeated, then won the Eastern Sprint championships—defeating Archrival Yale twice, once in a preliminary heat, again in the finals. Imagine Yale's surprise. "They really aren't that good," insisted Bulldog Oarsman Dave Hathaway, before last week's annual Harvard-Yale race on...