Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 2. March 26, 1941
Until the inter-faculty team sports on Saturday are over it is going to be very difficult to pick an athletic team for the tournament. Two certainties of course are John Sutherland, 1940 National 100 yards champion, and Ross Scrymgeour, third in the three miles National championship last year.
The half-mile event should provide an exciting race between A. Sinclair, a well-known Nelson runner, Colin Aitken, who after three years' absence from the track is running well, Peter Morris (who won the event at the last club meeting), Rowberry, one time junior provincial half-mile champion, and R. M. Daniell, who represented. Victoria in this race at the tournament last year. In addition there is more than one good middle distance man at Massey and it seems as if this race will be the most exciting of the day, as on present form all are evenly matched.
In the hurdles and field events D. Tossman is sure of a place and should make quite a good showing in the 220 yards hurdles.
There is a rumour current that E. M. Irving will so far forget married life as to appear in the 120yds. hurdles and if the stories we hear of him being in training are true he should win a place without much difficulty.
In the 440yds. hurdles John Stacey, the most determined runner in the club, will probably represent us again and there is a possibility that he will also compete in the 440yds. flat. He ran the 440 last year for the Varsity Club relay team which won the Heenan Baton.
We need 40 men to decorate the St. Francis' Hall for Tournament Ball on Tuesday morning, April 15th; also 40 women to prepare supper in the afternoon and 20 more to serve it at night.
Leave a note for [unclear: Shirley] Grinlinton or I. L. Moore.