Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 14. 1970
Vic's reps who finishd second at Dunedin last year did not perform so well this year and could only manage fourth placing behind Otago, Canterbury and Auckland.
The absence of some members through work commitments, the slow recovery of others from attacks of the "bot" and the attractions of Arts Festival meant that Vic could not field its best team.
The 7½ mile race held over a very flat terrain saw Len Watson (9) 40 min 7 sec, Ian Stockwell (13), Ian Hunt (14) and Eric Cairns (16) score 52 points to finish fourth in the teams event.
The addition of Steve Havill (29) 45 mm 1 sec (of Easter Tournament 10,000 metres fame) saw Vic finish second to Auckland in the Shackleford Cup competition for the top North Island University.
By virtue of its victory over Massey, Vic retained the Paekakariki Cup for the fourth year in succession. Vic defeated Massey by 112 points to 155.
Other Vic placings were Phil Williams (31 45 min 30 sec, and Bruce Cumming (39) 47 mm 24 sec.