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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1912


"Rough, heavy, long the way—deadly the wind,
Deadly the swift, sure palter of the foot behind."


It is only at the end of a season's work that one is enabled to gauge properly its accomplishments. On taking the results as the) appear, the Athletic Club can certainly) claim that it has enjoyed one of its most successful seasons. Assuredly it may be said that an unsurpassed sports meeting was the harbinger of the now famous victory at Dunedin.

Favoured with an ideal autumn day, we all, competitors and spectators, spent a most enjoyable afternoon on Kelburne Park. The competition was keen, the standard good, and the onlookers enthusiastic. The thanks of the competitors are due to all the students and those interested in College affairs who attended our meeting.

On turning to the actual performances, we note as the finest effort the high jump of Hall-Jones, who cleared 5ft. 7 ½in. Had he been able to reproduce his form at the Tournament, a University record would now have stood to his credit. Ashley Duncan, and Brian Goodbehere fought out the sprints, and the latter showed a revival of his old form, and raised many hopes for Victoria College successes at the Tournament. Duncan established two fresh College records: in 100 yards and 220 yards flat races, the times being 10 2/3sec and 23sec. respectively.

Competition for the Inter-Faculty Banner was keen throughout, and exciting to the end. The present holders, the Law Team, suffered defeat at the hands of the Former champions, the Arts and Science Team, which won by an aggregate of 39 points to 32 points.

The Championship Cup, awarded for the "best performance," was won by F. G. Hall-Jones. The Oram Challenge Cup (for the best individual aggregate of points in handicap events) was won by A. T. Duncan, with 9 points.

The following are the detailed results:—