Oriel still in charge
Oriel, giants of the Oxford University torpids for more than a decade, retained their headship with the minimum of fuss on the opening day on the Isis yesterday. They drew away from Keble in the early stages and increased their lead to two lengths at the Boathouses.
Oriel once again remained supreme on the second day of the Oxford University torpids on the Isis.
The mirror like stream gave them every opportunity to show their class as they easily rowed over. However, it was a day to forget for Osler House II and Wadham II, who both plunged seven places after rudder trouble.
Jesus survived and early scare in the women's event as Lady Margaret Hall threatened briefly before the Gut but regained their composure to row clear.
On the Oriel Express
Oriel retained the headship of the Oxford University Torpids on the Isis yesterday. But St Edmund Hall's stroke lost his seat and the number four lost his blade, causing them to plummet fives places. In division five, Worcester III gained their seventh bump in thee days.
Jesus rowed over the top of the women's table.
Twelve in a row for Oriel
Oriel again showed that they have no equal in the Oxford University Torpids when the produced their best form of the week easilty to retain the headship on the Isis for the twelfth year in succession. Keble could never get in a telling blow.
A damaged rudder after a bump cost Osler House II a drop from second place in Division VI to first place in Division VII. Jesus retained the head in the women's event with St Hilda's gaining three bumps over the week
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