Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 23. September 24, 1969
Running off scratch Ian Stockwell with a time for the race of 45m 47s, sliced 7s off George Seconi's record for the race which stood at 45m 54s. This record had been established in 1965, with the previous record being established in 1954 by Dr. J. C Hawke (46m flat).
Second fastest time was recorded by one of Vic's juniors Eric Cairns (47m 56s) and third fastest time was Tony Burge (48m 13s).
Third senior home was Ian Hunt in 48m 54s.
Others to break the 59 minute barrier were Peter Simpson (49m 10s), Tony Woolhouse (49m 23s). Murray Pinkham (49m 27s), Tim Dravitzki (49m 46s) and Steve Havill (49m 47s).
Martyn Fisher and Len Watson would undoubtedly have broken 48m if they had not cut out the Old Karori Road, Chaytor Street part of the course and subsequently been disqualified.