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

Junior Event

Junior Event

In the Junior event run over one lap of the same course, Canter repeated his previous week's performance by taking the honours. Hitchings made an auspicious first appearance with the Club, finishing second, with Daniell hard at his heels.

Results were as follows:—
  • Championship:—Scrymgeour 1. Newall 2, Burge 3.
  • Sealed Handicap:—Henderson 1, Farquhar 2, Wilkinson 3.
  • Junior:—Canter 1, Hitchings 2, Daniell 3.

On Saturday week, 19th August, a team of six will carry Victoria's colours to Auckland for the New Zealand University Cross Country Championship Contest for the Dixon trophy, presented by Mr. G. F. Dixon, our own president. In 1932. This trophy, which is competed for annually by the four universities, is at present held by Otago. Victoria's last victory was at Wellington in 1937, when Bagnall, Cairns and Horsley were all in the team. Their absence last year made a considerable difference, and the process of formation had to be begun all over again. As a result last year was a lean year in every way, and Victoria was placed third. Although results in the inter-club races this year have not been very promising we should produce better results in the Universities contest. It is expected that the strongest opposition will come from Auckland, who have a very strong team and who will have the advantage of being on their home ground.

This year's team is composed of Scrymgeour, Newall, O'Flynn, [unclear: Bender-son], de la Mare, Farquhar.

Of last year's team Scrymgeour, Newall, O'Flynn and Farquhar are all in action again. Scrymgeour, present New Zealand University Champion, is as hit as ever, and should be able to turn on another good performance. Newall has progressed wonderfully since last season, when he first made the team. He has beaten Scrymgeour twice and been beaten by him twice, so these two should be well to the fore. The other two members of last year's team. O'Flynn and Farquhar, have been back numbers all the season, but O'Flynn produced his old form on Saturday last, running a splendid race. On his performance in the provincial championships he would not be in the team, but if he can maintain his present form will certainly Justify his inclusion. Farquhar seems to have begun to take things seriously over the last few weeks and should be capable of doing plenty of damage to the opposition in Auckland. Being in the team for several seasons he has plenty of experience to back him up.