Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 5. April 3, 1952
The following team has been selected to represent V.U.C. in athletics at Easter Tournament: Miss B. A. Hill. 75yds., 100yds., 220yd., relay; Miss G. E. Nyberg. 75yds., 100yds., relay; Miss H. R. Burr, high jump, broad jump, relay: D. W. Hawke, 100yds., 220yds., sprint relay; B. W. Battell, 100yds., 220yds., hop, step and jump, sprint relay; M. R. Hanna, 440yds., mile relay, sprint relay; G. Hurdle, 440yds., mile relay; N. W. Sherring, 880yds., 1 mile, mile relay; P. Leslie. 880yds.; P. Joyce. 1 mile; T. Beaglehole, 3 railes; W. Pringle, 3 miles; J. G. McLevie, 220yds. and 440yds hurdles; N. N. Rodley, 220yds. hurdles, broad jump; G. Kirby, 1 mile walk; I. Lissienko. shot, discus; G. Elepans, shot, reserve for discus; H. Lampton-Smith, discus; I. Hyslop, javelin, broad jump, hop, step and jump, high jump; G. T. Young, high jump; D. C. Chatterton, sprint relay; I. H. Brewer, mile relay.
For several events no nomination or only one entry has been made because of the low standard in these events at V.U.C.
The women's relay team is still one athlete short and it is very doubtful whether I. Lissienko, N.Z discus champion, is eligible.
The prospects of V.U.C. being successful at the tournament in athletics judged on the form shown at Inter-Faculty Sports and during the season are very poor indeed; in fact it appears that apart from Ikar Lissienko, there is not one athlete certain of winning an N.Z.U. title.
Once again the strength of the women's athletic team will depend on the performances of Barbara Hill and Helen Burr, both of whom now find it difficult to spare the time for training. With Mary Falck, N.Z. women's high jump champion, competing for C.U.C., Helen will need to be at the top of her form to retain her N.Z.U. high jump title.
In the men's athletics, Victoria will retain the Wooden Spoon, but with some really hard training between now and Easter, several members of the team could gain points for the College. Both Des. Hawke and Brian Battell will reach the final four in the sprints; Malcolm Hanna may find Johnnie Myles (O.U.) too tough in the quarter but nevertheless is capable of bettering the N.Z.U. Blues standard; Neville Sherring will run good races in the 880yds. and mile and may even extend Jim Par-cell (C.U.C.); John McLevie is a good hurdler but not fast enough between obstacles to win an N.Z.U. title; Iven Hyslop, who won an N.Z.U. Blue for athletics in 1949 has a good chance of being the first V.U.C. athlete to win the hop, step and jump title, in the relays V.U.C. has two good teams and prospects are bright for a win in the mile relay.
G. I. Fox