Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 5. March 30, 1950
VUC has a strong team this year, with several provincial and many near champions.
Dave Batten needs no introduction. An NZU blue for four years, he holds NZU records for the 100, 220 add 440 yards, also the VUC record for the 100 yards. He was selected in the New Zealand team for the Empire Games, and holds the New Zealand record for the 220.
Dave reached the semi-final of the 220 and ran third in the final of the 440. Has recently returned from a highly successful 10-day trip to Australia at invitation of Victoria and New South Wales Athletic Unions.
D. L. Kelly is a former National junior mile walk champion. Was second in the three miles and third in the mile at the National Champs, in Napier. Is the present NZU champion.
I. Lissienko has reached 140ft 62in with the discus. Was placed third in this event in the provincial Games trials. In the Provincial Champs, he came second in the discus and third in the hammer throw, and in a night meeting at the Hutt was placed second to Dr Moody in the discus.
G. J. Barnard holds VUC records for the 440yds and high jump. Won the Provincial mile title this season.
J. McLevie has been steadily improving, despite lack of competition, over the 440yds hurdles. Won the Provincial title convincingly.
I. Hyslop, a NZU Blue, 1949, is a good all-round field events man. Was second in the hop, step and jump in the Provincial trials and third in the champs.
A. Marshall, a NZU Blue, 1948, turns on consistently good performances with the shot. Won this event at the Provincial trials and was second in the champs; [unclear: placed-second] with the discus and the hammer. He holds the VUC shot and discus records.
Barbara Hill NZU Blue, 1949, won the 100 and 220yds at the trials and represented Wellington at Napier where she reached the final of the 100. At Provincial Champs, retained 220 title and against English women Games representatives at the Basin, ran third to them in the 100 and second in the 220.
Helen Burr, NZU Blue, 1949, holds VUC and NZU records in the women's high jump. First in this event at the Provincial trials and third at the National trials and championships at Napier. Retained Provincial title, jumped 6ft against Canterbury at inter-provincial meeting, and against Mrs. Tyler at the Basin.
I. Brewer and J. Riseborough have some good performances to their credit over the half-mile, Brewer being placed third in the Provincials. Three good performers over the mile and three miles are Goodwin, Turn-bull and Ingram, the last two being Massey types.
The women's relay team should be very strong again with Barbara Hill, Julie Hunt and some promising talent from Massey.