The University of Washington freshman eight advanced to the Temple Cup final with a 11/2-length victory over Harvard in the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames in England.
The Americans, who won the IRA national championship last month, will face Amsterdamsche Studenten Roeivereeniging of the Netherlands in the final for student eights.
Harvard cox David Fuller protested, claiming interference because of Washington’s poor steering. But the appeal was turned down.
Walter Dix spoiled Tyson Gay’s return with a victory in the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.
Dix was timed in 19.72 seconds, while Gay, just back from a hamstring injury, finished in 19.76.