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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 17. July 23, 1968

Harrier success for Vic

Harrier success for Vic

George Seconi, a fourth-year Arts student, recently won the VUW Harrier Club championships for the third time in four years.

He has previously won the title in 1965 and 1966. Second place went to Len Watson, a promising new addition to the club, and third was Les Williams.

John Souter, the well-known tennis player turned in a good performance to finish fourth. The Ladies title was won by Alison Thomas.

Seconi has consistently finished in the first 20 in the so far. This is no mean feat major inter-club races held when the number of competitors is usually 200 plus. His placings were Vosseler Shield (15), Dorne Cup (14).

One of the unfortunate aspects of Vosseler Shield was the disqualification of Len Watson, who finished second in the Junior race. One could hardly expect a paper number to stand up to the torrential downpours without disintegrating.

The annual competition with Massey for the Paekakariki Cup was run off in conjunction with the Club Championships.

Euan Robertson of Massey easily outdistanced the rest of the field to win the race.

Vic won the teams race with 23 points.

G. Seconi (2). L. Watson (3). L. Titcombe (8). I. Stockwell (10).

Massey scored 26 points (E Robertson (1), K. Crone (4), S. Kent (8), B. MacKintosh (14).

Massey would have won but one of their runners. R. Wakeford. was disqualified for not following the correct course This is the second year in succession that Vic has won by default.

The next big event on the Club's programme is the Provincial championship to be held at Trentham on July 27.

Last year, for the first time for some 15 years, the club had a member, Tony Woolhouse, make the provincial team.

It is highly unlikely that anyone will do so this season. but the overall team performance should, on results so far this year, be an improvement on the placing gained last year.