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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 7


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N.Z.U. Cross Country Champs, Christchurch August 17.

The N.Z.U. cross-country championships were held over a sea of mud interwoven with about forty barbed wire fences. A small river farther [unclear: impedd] the progress of our struggling representatives. Scott and O'Connor were our star performersy finishing fourth and eighth respectively. Scrym and Davey Cairns, in 13th and 15th placed, found the heavy going a bit much for them. Prank O'Flynn did very well to finish the course, as he was a sick man for the week prior to the race.

Auckland deserve our congratulations on a fine win, especially [unclear: Kofoed], who was the first to win this race twice. He led from start to finish, and his time (38min. 47sec.) was one of the fastest registered on the course this year.

The Dixon trophy went to A.U.C. (21 points), with Otago 27 points, and Victoria 38. Otago won the Carmall-Jones Cup for the South Island with 22 points to Canterbury's 33.

Endeavour Cup.

The Endeavour Cup sealed handicap race was held on September 7th. A drizzling rain and a slippery track down from Tina- kori did not make any easier the task of covering eight miles. Some runners were lost for a while in the maze of the paths, and Collins and Morton took a jaunt through the cemetery to lengthen the run. On the a mended times, Reece Smith won the Cup, after a sterling performance. Holmes was second, O' Kane third and Morton fourth.

O'Flynn (50 mins.) scored the fastest time, followed by Scrymgeour (50.7), Scott, [unclear: Holmes], de la Mare, [unclear: Newall] (married life hasn't killed his pace), R. Smith, Daniell, Morton, and Collins.

Annual Dinner.

The Club's annual dinger attracted a record attendance of Harriers and friends to the Grand [unclear: Kotel], where a 'good time was had by all. A party of about a dozen harriers and harriettes took a bus to the Lower [unclear: Kutt], where they joined the Hutt Valley Old Boys in a dance. We understand that Mark Hoffman is going to build a dam. Went any help, Mark?

Next Saturday

Mr. Sherwood expects that every harrier will accept his hospitality at [unclear: Paekakariki].


No notes are at hand from this club, but we understand that a party of its members spent part of the vacation at the chateau. Their Labour week-end trip is advertised elsewhere in this issue.

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Ruru Shield

The Ruru Memorial Shield contest was held last Saturday between teams representing Weir House and the Rest, and was played in a veritable mud-bath. The surprising feature of the game and one of which the Weir House forwards might be justly proud was the way in which they more than hold the Rest's pack (all of whom were members of the First XV). In fact had it not been for Greig's magnificent fielding and kicking of the greasy, ball they might easily have won the game. Towards the middle of the second half Weir was going well, only to disappoint its croaking supporters of a try.

Of their pack it would be unfair to pick out any player, but one cannot help paying tribute to Kilpatrick and Cummings for the way in which they put it across the old hands of the First XV. Larkin was particularly sound in the House backs. Have you ever thought of becoming a goal kicker, Tommy?

After the match afternoon tea was kindly served by Miss White, Sir Thomas Hunter in presenting the Shield to Bourke said that he was sorry that they had won again. He was superstitious and had felt sure Weir House would win the seventh contest.

Maybe next year.

Table Tennis

Entrants are requested to play off the first rounds of the club championships as soon as possible. A table has been set up in the Lower Gym, and players are requested not to move it upstairs.

The Club congratulates Miss Dawn Croxton, a player last year, for her success in the provincial and N.Z. championships this year.