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P. Loring Reed, Jr

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

Harvard captured its third McMillan Cup, for the Intercollegiate Large Boat competition, in June 22-24, 1938, off Osterville, Massachusetts, as Brown, MIT, Pennsylvania, and Trinity competed for the first time under a reorganized ICYRA. John F. Kennedy ’40, with a crew of James Rousmaniere ’40 and Edward B. Hutton ’39 sailed one Harvard boat, while P. Loring Reed, Jr. ’40 and the 35th president’s elder borther, Joseph P. Kenndy, Jr. ’38, divided the other skipper assignment. The Crimson topped a 10-college field, heavy with captains later to achieve yachting renown, by 114 ½ points to Dartmouth’s 107 and Williams’ 106 ¼.

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Remembering Harvard Athletics

Virtually all of my friends participated in athletics. I was fortunate to play under two unique coaches, Henry Lamar and Dick Harlow. I took part in house hockey (Winthrop House) on an “as-needed” basis and was part of Harvard sailing in intercollegiate dinghy races when lightweights were available. I was captain of 1 of 2 boats that won the McMillan Cup emblematic of the intercollegiate sailing championship. I helped form the Harvard Skeet team. I had to get permission for our team to represent Harvard. Bill Bingham, Harvard’s athletic director, gave his permission provided it would not cost Harvard any money. The skeet team won several college matches and finished third at the Lordship Intercollegiate matches, where I was fortunate enough to win the individual intercollegiate skeet championship.