SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1933. Volume 4. Number 5.
'Varsity Harriers Third In Shaw Baton Relay
'Varsity Harriers Third In Shaw Baton Relay.
Harriers at Victoria College have certainly showed that they are keen to make the College Club one of the strongest in the city. Although the Club only came into existence last year, the success which has attended the efforts of its members has been surprising. In this year's Provincial Championships 'Varsity cross-country men gained fourth place out of eleven A grade teams, a very meritorious performance. The College A Team was M. O'Connor, R. Morpeth, F. B. Shorland, C. Coup, D. Viggers, and G. Bagnall, who finished in that order, O'Connor being 12th in the race and Morpeth 18th. In the B Grade Championship 'Varsity were represented by R. Garnham, C. McNaught, D. Holms-Edge, G. Oliver, L. Sceats, and A. Harding, and their gameness in keeping going to the end was greatly to be admired. Garnham was the first College man home, with McNaught second.
In the Shaw Baton Relay Race, the B Grade, of which was last year won by the 'Varsity Club, Victoria entered two teams, one in the A grade and one in the B. The 'Varsity A team, which was D. Vigors, A. Harding, L. Sceats, G. Bagnall, F. B. Shorland, and M. O'Connor, gained third place in the race.
In the B division, V.U.C.'s representatives were G. Oliver, R. J. Murray, K. Reid, C. M. McNaught, D. Holms-Edge, and R. Garnham.
Under boisterous weather conditions reminiscent of last year, the Club Championship was held over one lap of the Vosseler Shield course. Last year the championship was won by G. Bagnall, who defended his title, but R. Morpeth secured the honours for 1933, winning by inches from M. O'Connor. Placings were: Morpeth 1, O'Connor 2, F. B. Shorland 3, G. Bagnall C. Coup 5, D. Viggers 6.
Pacing each other from the Vosseler Hill, Morpeth and O'Connor fought for leading position right to the tape.
In the first race for the Sherwood Cup, a sealed handicap over a measured three-mile course, F. Thompson was was the winner on revised times. A. Cairns clocked fastest time.
As a wind-up for the year's workings, the 'Varsity Team will enter for the Bennett Memorial Race, a seven-mile road race, on September 30th.