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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 9. July 30, 1941

Harriers — Club Championships


Club Championships.

The course was still a bit soft when Mr. G. F. Dixon sent some fifteen runners on the start of the 61/3- mile championship at Silverstream. The leaders were bunched for half of the first lap, with Gif. Rowberry making the pace, but along the [unclear: river] the field began to string out, and by the end of the lap it was clear that Frank O'Flynn and Myles O'Connor would fight out first place. They ran together tor the whole of the second lap, and it was not until the last two hundred yards that Myles O'Connor took the lead to win by 5 seconds in 39.28. Ted Dorman ran an excellent race to finish third in 40.9, while Dick Daniell (40.45), rather off form, just managed to stave off a strong challenge from Peter de la Mare (40.46). Gif. Rowberry finished sixth in 40.12.

The Club will have to put its best foot forward to win the Dixon Trophy in the inter-'varsity race next August. Myles O'Connor is ineligible, but Ralph Fenton, who, unfortunately, took a wrong turning in the Club Champinsohips, should be a strong competitor for the additional place. Gif. Rowberry will improve his place over the provincial course, and the rest of the team seems fairly clear.