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

Activation not hibernation

page 10

Activation not hibernation

The VUW Athletic Club has certainly not gone into recess in the off-season

Alan Laidler, the Club's No. 1 coach, has successfully inaugurated a Friday night (5.30 pm-7 pm) traininf session at the gym.

The group at present numbers 20 of both sexes and anyone interested is welcome to join.

The Athletic Club has for many years been at or near the top of Wellington Centre athletics. '

One of the most successful club members was Penny Haworth. She was deservedly named the New Zealand Universities Sportswoman of the year for 1968.

This year was an oustanding one for her. She began the year by equalling her personal best 100 yards time of 10.8 sec, and followed this by successfully taking the provincial 100, 220 and 440 yards championship titles.

The highlight of her list of successes was the winning at the Nationals of the 220 and 440 championship titles.

She now holds the Wellington provincial 100, 220 and 440 yards records; NZU 100 and 220 records and the NZ 220 record (23.8 sec).

Penny, along with other club members, Alan Dougal and Dick Tweedie were members of the NZU athletic team which toured Australia in the May vacation.

1968 was not without disappointment for Penny. Following nomination for the 200 and 400 metres at Mexico, she failed to gain Olympic selection, although her season's best times were inside the I.A.A.F.'s qualifying standards.

The A.G.M. is to be held in the Women's Common Room, tomorrow.

With 9 athletic blues awarded for the 1967/68 season and the undoubted enthusiasm and ability of its members, the coming track season promises to be a good one for Victoria.

Roy Shuker (Vic) In action against Canterbury at Wintar Tournment. Vic won this gama 2—0. Picture—Dave Smith.

Roy Shuker (Vic) In action against Canterbury at Wintar Tournment. Vic won this gama 2—0. Picture—Dave Smith.