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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 4 March 30, 1938



The Athletic Club, though it has not shown outstandingly in outside competition, has had a fair amount of success this season. Club meetings are held every Monday night at 5.30 p.m. on Kelburn Park, but the big day of the year will be inter-faculty on Saturday. April 2nd.

This year's meeting should bring forth form of a higher standard than that of last year, especially in the sprints. There are a number of really good sprinters keen to make the Tournament team. C. V. Adams, Provincial too yds. Junior Champion in a time equaling that of the senior final), H. G. Bowyer, present V.U.C. Title holder, E. H. Miller, A. H. Gorring and P. M. Taylor are all capable of fast times. J. P. Eastwood, who performed well at the Wellington Provincial Championships and also ran for Wellington at the New Zealand Championships in Christchurch, and J. Sutherland. Provincial 100 yds. title-holder, can both be expected to make things hot. It is no easy matter to pick winners.

The sprints, however, will not capture all the limelight. Rumors have come through of M. H. Oram surprising even himself with the remarkable time of 1 min. 55 secs, for the 880 yds. at a recent meeting in Palmerston. This is barely outside the N.Z.U. record.

In the distances Appear, Scrymgeour and Congalton should perform well, while Irving impresses most for the hurdles.

The standard of all the field events is poor. There must be plenty of chaps at V.U.C. capable of good jumps or throws. Inter faculty is your opportunity to come forward and lose your shyness.

Freshers take not, too, that your participation will be especially welcome. There are special races for Freshers only, but let not this deter you from entering other events as well.