Observer, Rōrahi XXXVI, Putanga 7, 23 Whiringa-ā-nuku 1915, Page 11
King's College annual sports were successfully carried out last Thursday. The old boys' race had to be abandonedi owing to the poor entries, a large number being away at the war. The fine weather no doubt was partly responsible for the large attendance of spectators. All events •attracted good fields and competition was keen. The Senior Cup was won by Walker with 26 points. The Junior Cup was awarded to Allen with 21 £ points. The Auckland Grammar School Sports will be held: in the Domain on the 21st inst. The annual meeting of the Canterbury Centre of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association was well attended. Mr C. S. Thomas, president, occupying the chair. During the year a new club, the Post and! Telegraph Amateur Athletic Club, had affiliated. The balance-sheet showed a balance to credit of £10 Bs, and the assets exceeded liabilities by £56 Is 7d. The gross receipts from the Belgian Carnival totalled £659 12s 6d, and the expenses £224 15s sd, the sum of £414"6s Id having been handed to' the Belgium Fund. Officers were elected as follows:— Patron;, Dr. W. Thomas; president, Mr A. L. Chappell; vice-president, Mr H. R. Sellers; third member for executive, Mr C. S. Thomas; hon. secretary, Mr W. R. Taylor; hon. treasurer, Mr W. H. Down; hon. auditor, Mr F. A. Salter; handicapper. Mr C. S. McCuily; local officer, Mr A. L. Chappell; standard timekeeper, Mr R. W. Wallace. King's College held a very successful sports gathering in the Domain Cricket Ground in fine weather. Although no records were broken, the times throughout were very .good, and the large field of competitors for each race was a sight not often witnessed. The senior cup points were allotted as follows:—Walker 26, Gibbons 17 1-3, Fletcher 16. The event of greatest interest was the Invitation Race, 220 yards, Walker (King's) being the winner and Gibbons (King's) beating Wilson (Grammar) for second place, passingi him in the last few yards. Walker performed very creditably, annexing five firsts. His times for the 120 yards hurdles and 220 yards flat (16 seconds and 23 3-5 seconds respectively), although not records, are a good, criterion of his ability. Gibbons, Walker's runner-up for the Senior Cup, also ran some fine races, winning the 440 yards Chatfield Cup from scratch.