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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1918

Athletic Club

Athletic Club

As was the case last year, the executive of the club decided that a small sports gathering should be held early in the first term. Arrangements were accordingly made and the Professional Board kindly consented to cancel all lectures between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday the 5th April, thereby helping to ensure the success of the club's effort.

The events were held on Kelburn Park in rather unfavorable weather—in fact, during the afternoon it was thought that a postponement would be page 50 necessary, but towards five o'clock there was a slight improvement. The rain, which had fallen earlier in the day, made the running very difficult for the competitors, and the times registered were exceedingly good considering the adverse conditions.

Many members of the College staff and a large number of students were present at the meeting, which consisted of three events, namely, 100 yds Handicap (two heats and final), One Mile Handicap, and 440yds Handicap.

The handicapping was certainly all that could be desired, as each race was very keenly contested, the finishes being remarkably close.

Detailed results were as follows:—

100 yds Handicap: 1st heat—H. C. Jenkins (scr), 1; A. Jackson (lyd.), 2. Time, 10 4-5 sec. Second heat—G. H. Lusk (scr), 1; H. D. C. Adams (5yds), 2. Time, 11 1-5sec. Final—A. Jackson (1yd.), 1; G. H. Lusk (scr.), 2. Time, llsec.

One Mile Handicap: Wilkie (80yds.), 1; Futter (80yds.), 2; Time, 5min. 21sec.

440yds Handicap: G. G. Aitken (scr.), 1; N. A. J. Barker (scr.), 2. Time, 59 4-5 sec.

Altogether the meeting was most enjoyable and interesting, and the performances augur well for this University's chances of regaining the N.Z. Inter-University Athletic Shield when the present great conflict is over and amateur sports again come into their own.