Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 10. September 18, 1941
[Recap of the Year in Sport]
The Rugby 1st XV finished a good season well when they followed up their victory over Auckland by beating Canterbury 9—3 at Christchurch last Saturday. The forwards put in good work on a wet ground, and victory was finally forced by two tries in the last five minutes.
We trust that the Tennis Club, which has its opening day on Saturday, 20th September, will have an equally successful season. A Yankee Mixed Doubles Tournament will be played at 1 p.m. and everyone, Tyro and Blue, is expected to enter. Entrance fee is 1/- and afternoon tea will be provided.
Stories of the Chateau Reunion last Saturday night, remind us of the successful ski-ing trip to Tongariro National Park which was ran by the Tramping Club. A party is now being organised for a Xmas trip to the Godley Glacier, which is immediately north of the Mt. Cook district. The peaks of the Godley system afford all classes of alpine work, including ski-mountaineering. Mt. D'Archiac is reputed to be a more difficult climb than Cook, but there are also many intersting [sic] peaks well within the capabilities of any athletic person. Pack-horses will take all the heavy gear up to the glacier. The total cost of a thrilling trip to the heart of the Southern Alps will be about £7/-/-. The leaders will be Robin Oliver and Jim Witton-Hannah.
We print an account of the N.X.U. Harrier Championships, in which Frank O'Flynn, of Victoria, won the individual title. O'Flynn gained the fastest time in the Endeavour Cup Race last Saturday, and with the results of the Sherwood Cup and the Club races, this wins him the Club Championship for 1941. I. D. Morton is runner-up. The Endeavour Cup Race is a sealed handicap, and F. T. O'Kane was winner, and T. Sewell second. P. B. De La Mare, who led over the Tinakori Hill gained second fastest time (50:51 min).