Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.
Victoria's chances in this sport on the surface do not seem to be as good as last Easter.
The three club members, Penny Haworth, Alan Dougal and Dick Tweedie, who made the NZU team to Australia in 1968 are not available this year. Penny is no longer eligible and Alan has returned to Otago.
Victoria's athletic representatives are as follows:
Phil Kear, 100, 220, 440; Peter Ammundsen, 100, 220, 440; Ian Stockwell, 880; Rod (Des) Petley, 1 mile, 3 miles; Ian Hunt, 3 miles, 6 miles; Martin Fisher, 6 miles; Willi Gulbransen, 3000 metres steeples; Vince Alisae, 120 yards hurdles, triple jump, long jump; John McGreal. 220 yards hurdles; Dave Robinson, long jump; Dave Russell, triple jump; Graeme Sutherland, shot put; Dave
Burton, javelin. Relay teams: 4 x 110 yards, P. Kear, P. Ammundsen, V. Alisae, D. Robinson; reserves, J. McGreal, D. Russell. 4 x 440 yards, P. Kear, P. Ammundsen, I. Stockwell, M. Fisher.
Rosemary Askin, 100, 220 yards; Jocelyn Robson, 100 yards.
Of the Vic athletes, Phil Kear, who has one of the fastest times in New Zealand for the 440 yards this season, and Vince Alisae, who is jumping well, should compete with distinction.
Rod Petley, who has been running consistently near 14 minutes for the three miles should on past times perform well.
The rest of the athletes from Vic are rather an unknown quantity, but if they realise their potential at tournament the results should be quite pleasing.