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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 1 March 28, 1944

Athletic Club

Athletic Club

Last year the V.U.C. Athletic Club carried its usual winter hibernation over into the summer months. Allster Scott won the N.Z. Services' three-mile title, but so few V.U.C. athletes were fn Wellington that no club meetings were held. This season, however, the club rose phaenix-like from the ashes of the past.

On the Monday examinations finished a number of Weir House students groped their way to Kelburn Park for a work-out, and from then on every Monday night at 6.30 there has been an enthusiastic sports meeting on the ground. A back-breaking bit of work was done in establishing a jumping pit (the only one in Wellington available throughout the week).

The club has taken part in Wellington Central's Saturday afternoon meetings and has met with favourable success, and individual members have gone down to the Basin Reserve on Tuesday evenings. The highlight of this year's activities up to date has been the first Wellington Provincial Championships for a number of years. The club entered a small team and won the medley relay against good opposition. Bogle, Goldfinch, Richmond and McDowall could not have run better to pull off the event, despite their inexperience. McDowall attracted much attention (see our contemporaries, Sports Post and Auckland Weekly) by the way in which he defeated W. H. Nelson in both half-mile events. Varsity seconded to Air Force in these events. The real credit for the regeneration of the club must most certainly be given to the management committee.

All students, including freshers, are invited along to the Monday night handicap meetings in Kelburn Park. The inter-faculty meeting will be held on Saturday. April 1st. All students are invited to come along and enjoy themselves, and also to watch for further notices.