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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Athletes in form

Athletes in form

For several weeks after the Christinas holidays the Athletic Club seemed likely to waste away altogether, but a few keen men kept at it and the approach of the Provincial Championships on February 17th provided a big incentive to training.

A large team was entered for the Championships and the Club is to be congratulated on its good third place in the McVilly Shield competition. In the senior events the hurdlers were outstanding. Ewen Drummond carried off the 120 and 220 yds. events and Dave Tossman staged a comeback to lead Gib Bogle home over the innumerable flights of the 440 yds, hurdles. On the flat Tony Munden ran a great race to beat John Goldfinch in the 440 yds., and Lan McDowall managed to stay up to second in the 880 yds.

As usual Varsity were not so prominent in the Junior and Field events. In the former, Benjamin and Higgs were both placed and in the latter Ray Blick, an ex C.U.C. man, was second in the Hop Step. A very welcome stranger was E. R. Apperly, who. in his first outing since his return from overseas, scored a third in the javelin. We are very pleased to see him back with the Club and hope he will soon be right back on form.

With four Provincial titles and the chance of a national champion or two, the Club should be able to put in a first class team for the Tournament in Auckland at Easter. The selection for this all-important event will be made after the Inter-Faculty meeting on March 17th. If you have Ideas about an N.Z.U. title the Club meetings on Kelburn Park on Monday evenings at 6.30 p.m., and the In [unclear: ter]Fac. meeting are your affairs.