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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 3 March 28, 1945


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Particularly strong in some events, the VUC athletic team is showing good form generally—the content will certainly not be dull.

T. H. Benjamin (100 yds.) just missed representing Wellington in the NZ Junior Championships and should show up well.

J. F. Goldfinch and A. H. E. Munden. the former in the 220 and 440, and the latter in the 440, are both strong sprinters with little to choose between them. Munden won the Wellington Provincial 440 title, but Goldfinch has edged him in two races since and was third in the National 440.

Ian McDowall, VUC club captain, who finished fifth in the 880 National Championship, is getting into good form and has developed a beautiful finish. Accompanying him in in the mile is Dicky Daniell, veteran college runner.

Versatile Ewen Drummond has been allocated five events—120 and 220 hurdles, the pole vault, and the broad and high jumps. He is Provincial Champion in the first two.

Dave Tossman, old man of the club, looks like a winner in the 440 hurdles, holding the Provincial title for that event.

Gib Bogle is accompanying Toss-man and Drummond in the hurdles, but has not shown last season's form. He held the Provincial 440 hurdles title until it passed to Tossman.

Lone representative in the mile walk is C. L. Henderson, and with a little training he should do well.

With his long legs, Ash Cooper will be prominent in the jumps, but it was his first time out last Saturday and he is also in need of training.

Don Beard, Training College surprise man, is our representative for the javelin, and his throw at the inter-fac. meeting went near to National standard.

D. Campbell (100 and 220), D. K. Ower (880), and D. Porter (3 miles), are all Massey College men, and consequently are largely unknown here. Owen is a likely points-winner.

Recently returned from the services is R. Miller, who will also be running in the 3 miles.

Victoria's representatives in the field events are D. Perham, G. Stirling and I. D. Edwards, a returned man whose eligibility at present is doubtful.

A large gathering of support as will be at Athletic Park. See that You are there.

Social Programme

The programme looks like an attempt to ensure that you don't have a moment's sleep from Thursday to Wednesday. Full details will be found in the Official Programme but we draw attention here to the following:—

Thursday, 8 p.m.—
  • Film evening and dance at VUC.
Saturday, 10 p.m.—
  • Rendezvous at VUC.
Sunday, 8 pm.—
  • Film evening. "Wilson," a preview at the Plaza Theatre.
  • Tournament Ball, St. Francis Hall, at 9 p.m.