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ATHLETICS.

•THE AMERICAN TEAM

MASTERTON, March 5

The American athletes appeared here to-day and competed at the Wairarapa Amateur Athletic* Club's 'meeting. The attendance was large, the track was in perfect order, and the weather conditions were ideal.

In the 440 yards Parker (America) broke the Australasian record, his time being 49 l-ssec. The American made short work of the opposition, winning easily by 10 yards. A feature of the meeting was Power's (America) mile run, tlie distance being covered in 4min IS 2-ssec, a fresh Australasian record.

Both Parker and Power had a great reception on returning to the pavilion. Templeton was too heavily handicapped, but showed to great advantage in both the 120 yards hurdles and the pole vaulting. In the former he was -just beaten though giving away a big start. In the pole vault he cleared lift lin, and just•■< failed to beat his own record of lift Gin.-.«;. Caughey (America), m putting tne

shot contest, covered 44 ft 9* in, also an Australasian record. Special gold medals were presented to the four visiting Americans in recognition of their sterling performances. The party left by the evening train for Palmerston North, en route to Hamilton, for their final meeting.

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ATHLETICS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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ATHLETICS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8811, 6 March 1914

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