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N.Z. ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

TBCB CHAMPIONSHIP, MEETING. , BANNER WON" BY CANTERBURY. CBy Telegraph.—Press Association.) DUNEDTS, Sunday. The New Zealand Amateur Athletic •Association's championship meeting was held on the Caledonian (Jrounds to-day. Light rain fell at intervals, but the weather was not cold. The heavy showers of the previous day left the turf heavy, so that the fine performances registered were surprising. The attendance numbered about 3000. In the 100 yds championship, Woodger. the Wellington flier, ■had no difficulty in beating Opie, the Canterbury crack, in tho fast time of 10 l-ss. Woodger also won the 220 yds with ease, his fine stride earning plaudits from the crowd. Much interest was taken in the appearance of Guy Haskins, ex-American champion, and he justified his great reputation by -winning the half-mile from Harding, of Wellington, and running second_ in the mile to Steele. The 120 yds hurdles -was a gift to Keddell, of Otago. Murray, of Canterbury, had the misfortune to ' clout a hurdle, and spoil any chance he had of winning. The Canterbury man, however, made amends by winning the quartermile hurdles very easily. The mile, and three-mile, ivalks created great intere.st, these contests being fought out between P. H. Stubberfield, of Canterbury, and Fitzgerald, of Wellington. In the threemile event, Fitzgerald just managed to get home, but the general opinion was that it wa3 a dead-heai. In the mile event Fitzgerald was disqualified for breaking, and the race awarded to the Canterbury representative. Keddell succeeded in breaking the standard of tho broad jump, while McKay had no difficulty in winning the pole vault. In throwing the hammer, Wallace, of Auckland, was an easy first, breaking the standard. .Orbell had no .difficulty .in winning, the.high jump, equalling, the. standard. Canterbury won the shield, with 66 points, Wellington being second with 44, Otago third with 34> and Auckland fourth with C. The following are the details:— 100 YARDS FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP. First heat: Woodger (Wellington), -1; McWnirter (Canterbury), 2. Tbne. 10.1-.5s Second heat: Opie (Canterbury), 1; Cook (Canterbury); 2,' Z ' JYon rSX" a yard. Time , 10 2-Ss. Finalr •- • : Woodger (Wellington) 1 Opie (Canterbury) 2 McWhlrter (Canterbury) 3 Won by inches. Time. 10 1-osec. Woodger's break of three yards, which he got when the pistol sounded, won him the 100 yards final. In which he only beat -Opie" by -incites. ■ ■ ■■ . -■ ■ ■ • 220 TAHDS CHAMPIONSHIP. First iheat: Woodger (Wellington), 1; Cook (Canterbury), 2. These were the only starters. Time 25 1-us. Second heat: Opie (Canterbury), 1; Smaill (Otago), 2. Time 23 2-ss. Final: Woodger (Wellington) ";.. 1 Opie (Canterbury) ..•.......;..;.;...•.;::• 2 Smaill (Otago) 3 Won by 4 yards. Time 22 4-os. 440 YARDS FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP. Wilton (Wellington) 1 Harding' (Wellington) 2 Williams (Wanganui) 3 Murray and Page (Canterbury) did not etart. Won by 4 yards. Time 53 2-ss. ■ HALF-MILE CHAMPIONSHIP. Hasiilns (Canterbury) 1 Harding (Wellington) 2 Moore (Otago) 3 Eight others ran-. Won by two yards. Harding made bis run too soon. ONE MILE FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP. Steel (Canterbury) 1 Haskins (Canterbury) 2 Burge (Wellington) ......'..■. " 3 Won by 3 yards. Time 4ni 38|s. -- - - THREE-MILE FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP. Dlxon (Canterbury) 1 McKnight (Otago), t.ii 2 Simpson (Canterbury) ;...- 3 Won by ISO yards. Tims, 14.57' (only 8s behind the New Zealand record). 120 YARDS HURDLES CHAMPIONSHIP. First heat: Keddle (Otago), 1; Cook (Canterbury), 2. Won \>y 3 yards. Time 16 4-as.. Second heat: Murray (Canterbury), 1; Swansou (Wellington), 2. Time 10 2-ss. Final: Keddell (Otagp) . .......... 1 Evensou (Wellington* 2 Cook (Canterbury) 3 Also started: Murray (Canterbury). Won by 3 yards. Time lOjs. Kendall won rather hollowly. Murray struck the fifth hurdle, which settled his chance. 440 YDS HURDLES CHAMPIONSHIP. Murray (Canterbury) 1 Hamilton (Canterbury) 2 McKenzle (Canterbury) 3 Won easily. Time, 62 4-as. MILE WALK CHAMPIONSHIP. F. H. Stubberfield (Canterbury) ..■*... l A. P. Stubberfleia (Canterbury) 2 Carllne and Deaps (Otago), equal 3 Fitzgerald (Wellington) just beat Stubberfield on the post, but was disqualified for palpably breaking. Time, 3.50 4-5. THREE MILES WALK CHAMPIONSHIP. FltEgerald (Wellington) 1 P. H. Stubberfield (Canterbury) 2 A. P. Stubberfleld (Canterbury) 3 A great fight. Won on the tape. Time 22m. 58s. This event was virtually a match between P. H. Stubberfleld and Fitzgerald. The Canterbury man made the pace, Fitzgerald lying a yard behind the pair, almost locked together, over the last 50 yards. Many people thought they breasted the tape together, but the official verdict fnvoured the Wellington rep. POLE VAULT CHAMPIONSHIP. McKny (Wellington), 9ft Bin 11 McLachlan (Otago), Mt uin 2 Evenson (Wellington), 9ft 2in .. .... 3 HIGH JUMP \ Orbell (Canterbury). -Bit 7ln :. 15 Evenson <W«llington) and Mitchell I (Otago), oft 3Jln 2BROAD JUMP CHAMPIONSHIP. Keddell (Otago), 21ft 41n 1 Rands (Otago), 20ft 9in 2: Dansey (Canterbury), 20ft 7iri 3; PUTTING 16 POUND WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. De,the|r (Canterbury), 37ft Tin 1 Murray (Otago), '34ft Sin .'. ........ 2 Macfarlane (Otago), 32ft. Oin ..;.-, 3 THROWING THE 161b HAMMER. Wallace (Auckland), 131 ft 41n 1 O'Grndy (Otago), 112 ft 01n 2 Skinner (Otago), lim 61n 3 SHIELD POINTS. Canterbury 68 Wellington -44 ■ •■ Otafco .- -.-.- 34 Auckland 6 NOTES ON THE RACING. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) DTJNEDI-V this flay. ' Dlckson and Woodger were" the-stars ol the meeting. The former made all his own running, and if he had been pushed could probably have put up an Australasian three-mile record. Woodger is a veritable greyhound, reminding one of Duffy in the way he shoots out. In both his events he Immediately put a gap between himself and his field. To carve out the 220 yards in 23 4-os, and to win iv hollow- fashion, on a track which showed signs of the ,heoyy rain of overnight, was a. brilliant.-perform-ance. Steele, who is only eighteen, was the packet surprise in the mile- flat. Knterlng the last lap he simply ran away from the front rank, but Haskins, who had been lying last, evidently shepherding Burge, made up a lot of ground in the last couple of hundred yards. It should not be a difficult matter to pick the Australasian team for the championships, which, are to be held at Brisbane. iWoodeer, jDicksonj Orbell, M^ay

(pole Jump), Kerr (walks), and Haskins are a contingent who would do the Dominion, every, .- -.-,.. • >• • * The' liandicap events were won by the {following:—Throwing the ,Jl6lb hammer: Bkinner, 118 ft 9in (including sft handicap). 100 yards: Ritchie (7yds), in 10 l-ss.

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N.Z. ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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