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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 7. 1962.

Aussies Beat N.Z.U

page 7

Aussies Beat N.Z.U.

The touring Australian Universities team climaxed their New Zealand tour with a test match against a N.Z.U. team on Easter Monday at the Olympic Stadium, Newmarket. The Australians once again won the shield presented for this meeting (in fact, New Zealand has yet to win this handsome trophy). But their winning margin was not as great as was expected (25 points to 20).

W. Earle won the sprints for the Australians in fine style (as was to be expected from his earlier tour performances—particularly in his N.Z. record of 9.5 100 yards at Palmerston North). But A. Steel and D. McKenzle both ran well to fill minor placings. D. Black and M. Malouf ran solidly to take maximum points in the 440 for the Australians. But in the 880 and 1 mile N.Z. reversed the roles, filling first and second placings In each event—with good running by Stu McCrostie and Bob Hamilton in the ½-mile; and excellent teamwork by B. Cooper and K. McDell in the mile.

The pole vault was won by Australian captain, Dick Watson at a surprisingly low height (l1ft. 6ins.) and the long jump went to the Australians also although N.Z. expected W. Jowett to take this event. Murray Speden showed his versatility by outjumping the well-performed Australians, Andrew Reed and Peter Hutchinson, in the hop, step and jump.