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The Spike or Victoria University College Review Silver Jubilee 1924

Our place in the Sun

Our place in the Sun

V.C. helped to bring the tournament into being, and has never failed to do her best to maintain it as a real force in Varsity affairs. In return the tournament has in no small measure made the College a name to conjure with in the world of sport. In our tennis we have yet to produce a Wilding or a Jennings, but to t he track we have sent men who have earned international fame. With the one exception of the late Ronald Opie, the best sprinter at all distances from 100 yards to 440 yards yet produced by the University is L. A. Tracy, present holder of the 220 yards New Zealand and the 440 yards Australasian Championships. No man in Australasia has ever run as many furlongs in 22 seconds or thereabouts as Tracy. Brian Goodbehere (who never quite fulfilled the promise of his Wellington College days) and Ashley Duncan were high class sprinters, and K. M.Griffin is in a class by himself among University half-milers. A. B. Sievwright was the best walker of his time in the Dominion. S. G. Macintosh is the present three miles New Zealand walking champion. Despite R. M. Webber's meritorious Australasian and New Zealand championship wins, I have never wavered in my opinion that the best three miler the University has yet produced was our own Athol Hudson. Altogether V.C. athletes have won one Australasian, eleven New Zealand and not less than thirty provincial championships.