A clear hard track faced almost 400 Wellesley seniors this morning in the 69th running of the annual Waban Hoop Race. Several hundred Harvard men had already gathered before the 7 a.m. post time brought the fillies to the wire.
The race will be followed by the usual fertility rites, card displays and singing.
According to a somewhat flagging tradition, the winner of the race is the first in the class to be married. Exception to this rule is made for the handful of seniors already wed.