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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939


With the personnel of the team for the New Zealand University Championships still doubtful, great importance was attached to the harrier club's 6¼ mile club championship at Silverstream on Saturday. Some of last year's team, whose inclusion this year had been rather doubtful, were all out to make the team again, while newer runners wore just as keen to impress the selectors. Consequently the first six places were very keenly contested, resulting in two very close finishes. Newall took the lead at first, but Scrymgeour overtook him along the road in the lost quarter of the first lap Scrymgeour increased his lead in the second lap to finish a comfortable distance ahead of Newall, Burge and O'Flynn, who had run together practically all the second lap, had a great tussle for third place. Burge touching the tape only a few yards ahead of O'Flynn. To gain the next place. Henderson also had to fight hard, and Just got home from de la Mare, whom he had overtaken at the turn on to the finishing ground.

D. R. Scrymgeour

D. R. Scrymgeour