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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 11. August 12, 1954

Cross Country Running

Cross Country Running

Vics chances of winning the cross country section of Tournament appear to be very bright. We are very fortunate in being able to field a team all of whom have had A grade experience throughout the season. The club's six man A team Is the strongest in Wellington at the moment and of that team four are eligible for Tournament. They are Graham Stevens. Dick Gilberd. Tim Bcag-Lehoic and Michael Trucbridge. The other two members of the team are Tony Gow and Peter Joyce both of whom are well up to A grade standard especially on the road.

Graham Stevens and Dick Gilberd are both in the Wellington representative team for the National Championships, Graham running fourth and Dick sixth at the Provincial Championships held last Saturday. Vic places Its hopes on one of those two to take the individual title at Tournament. Graham also represented Wellington last year and holds an N.Z.U. Blue for athletics being the three mile record holder.

Tim Beaglehole and Michael Truebridge have both been training hard and are 'quite capable of major placings. Both have been well to thefore in all the inter-club races this season and are continuing to improve as the season goes on. We can expect a solid race from them and quite possibly a major placing.

Tony Gow and Peter Joyce both took major placings in the B grade Provincial Championships last Saturday. Among the best road racers in Wellington they have now shown that they can also take the country in their stride. With these two to provide the punch from the rear our prospects look good.

On paper Auckland appear to be offering the strongest opposition with Canterbury not far behind.