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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 5. April 15, 1953


The Most Outstanding Performance at the Easter Tournament by a V.U.C. representative was that given by G. Stevens in the three-mile championship. Showing stamina and speed which seemed out of all proportion to his slight physique, Stevens finished second to the all-conquering Australian, Plummer. This gave Victoria its third New Zealand University Athletic title.

Stevens, the son of a former New Zealand harrier champ, and who only regards the three-mile as a good training for harrier events, captured the of nearly half a lap on Stevens, who was lying second. He in turn had left imagination of all who witnessed this event. Hummer soon opened up a lead the remainder of the field behind by a similar distance. Plummer, a tall, strongly built man, woe" Goliath compared to the much sailer Stevens. The spectacle of Stevens doggedly pursuing Plummer quickly roused the interest Of the Crowd. But the hone which many must have experienced was not to be. Plummer won convincingly. But the hero of the race was certainly Stevens.