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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 10. September 18, 1941

Harriers

Harriers

Record rainfall put the Silver-stream course in terrible condition for the Dixon Triphy [sic] event on August 23rd. A. G. Kofoed, crack Auckland representative and twice winner of the individual title, and Ted Dorman of Victoria were unfortunately unable to start. Frank O'Flynn took the lead from the jump, and Canterbury and Victoria runners dominated the early stages of this 6½ mile race, but off the road Otago moved to the front, with Arthur Coombes challenging O'Flynn for first place. O'Flynn gained a good lead over the heavy country near the end of the first lap, and was able to win by 39 seconds in 41min. 4sec., very fast time for such a heavy course. Dick Daniell and Peter de la Mare finished the first lap close together, running 9th and 10th, with Gif. Rowberry 11th. Coming round the back of the course Rowberry moved up, and the three Victoria men passed two Canterbury runners to finish 7th, 8th and 9th. Ian Morton made a desperate attempt to pass Marshall (Otago), but failed in a thrilling finish, thus giving Otago the Dixon Trophy by one point in the closest contest since the inception of the race.