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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 12. 1966.



Victoria did not have any outstanding victory against the other universities this year, but I am told that Victoria harriers were in certain respects well pleased with the results. To some extent it was a very real achievement to outrun Massey in the teams event—a feat which Victoria has not accomplished for a number of years.

The main race, held on a tough course around One Tree Hill, was won by Barry Jones of Canterbury while Victoria's individual placings were: George Seconi 12th, John Souter 13th, Geoff Rashbrook 15th, Dave Bullock 21st and Bob Wilson 22nd. The race, consisting of three laps each of 2½ miles, was dry with the course ranging from very steep to gently rolling. Otago won the teams race on a countback from Auckland. Canterbury came third with Victoria a close fourth.

The race was hard fought and the placings show to some extent the part team cooperation plays in harriers, a factor which is often underestimated in sports of this kind. The win over Massey for the first time in four years was cause for jubilation. Geoff Rashbrook was quoted as saying after the race that this event in itself "marked the resurgence of the Victoria University Harrier Club." The Sports Editor certainly hopes it does and wishes the harrier club all (he best accordingly.

Final results were: Dixon Cup: Victoria fourth with 60 points. Shackleford Cup: Victoria second out of three teams with 81 points.