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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 6. May 9, 1957

Athletics—cold and Slow

Athletics—cold and Slow

Victoria certainly didn't shine on the track and yet the standard in most events was lower than in previous years. This, of course, was partly caused by the cold weather and slow tracks.

The women's team sadly missed Cherry Pointon not only because of her strong chances in the field events but also as the most experienced member of the team. Jo Kale was the only member of the women's team to win any distinction with a fine throw for second place in the discus.

Among the men McQuire of Massey ran very well in the 880 yards final to gain second place for Victoria. Our only other placing on the track was a third in the 4 x440 men's relay. Victoria met with slightly moro success in the men's field events where Colin Bayer took a third placing in the discus with a good throw in an event where well known athlete R. G. Ball set a new record at 135ft. 5½ ins. Don Trow with a leap of 5ft. 7½ ins. took second place in the High Jump from Young of Otago, on a count back.

One of the highlights of the Athletics meeting was the Invitation Pole Vault where Richards of Otago cleared a record height only to find that the measurements had been incorrectly made.