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Salient. An organ of student opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 5 April 19, 1939

[review of athletics championships at Logan Park]

The athletic championships were held at Logan Park on Saturday and. Monday afternoons. Weather conditions on both days were perfect. There was practically no wind and no sun, although the temperature was pleasantly warm. The slow track, due to the ground being reclaimed, was, however, perfectly dry, but the sandy surface gave runners no assistance whatever. The ground itself is well situated among plantations of trees.

The first day was reasonably satisfactory for Victoria College. In the first final (220 yards flat) C. V. Adams won beautifully from Steele, of Otago. As they straightened up coming into the straight Steele held a slight advantage hut Adams nut all he knew into it and won by a yard and a half. The one mile was a very poor race. It seemed that the competitors were divided as to how they wanted the race to he run. Some tried to speed it up and others to slow it down, the result being that the order was changing every 100 yards. The first half-mile was run in 2mins. 12secs. With a lap to go Robinson (C.), went to the lead with Nixon (O.), and Scrymgeour (V.) after him. Amid great excitement Nixon caught Robinson and won by a yard with Scrymgeour 20 yards back third. The time was 4min. 29 1-5sec.