May 1, 1939:  Seniors ran down Tupelo Lane during the hoop rolling race. The Wellesley Class of 1895 started the tradition with the understanding that the fastest hoop roller would become the first bride of the graduating class. In 1939, Ned Read president of the Harvard Lampoon, wearing a wig, disguised himself as a Wellesley coed and won the race. Once discovered, the Wellesley seniors pushed him into Lake Waban, starting another tradition which has continued for any male interlopers through the years.