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ATHLETICS.

PAPAKURA ANNUAL SPORTS. The above club held their annual sports on the Papakura sports ground yesterday, under favourable conditions, there being a large attendance. Owing to the unpropltious state of the weather iv Aucklaud prior to the departure of tbe special sports train, many intending enthusiasts were prevented Horn making the journey. A very vailed and interesting athletic programme was gone through, the large amount of £80 being given away in prizes. Many of tbe events were keenly contested, particulaiiv the l'apakura L'up. Bracelet, and Hurdle race. The local baud enlivened tbe proceedings throughout the day by playing a number of popular selections. Messrs. D. W. Jones. \\'. Croskery, and L. Merrick acted as judges; Mr. Jas. Walker, .luur.. as referee; Messrs. X 11. Wilsou aud A. Shaw as marksmen; H. C. Kirk aud J. Buckingham as haiuiicappers; and Mr. H. Wilson as timekeeper. Tbe committee included Messrs. S. Coulter, L. J. Mills,. H. Willis, R. H. Wilson. J. You Stunner, C. Parker, ». Mack, and W. Wright. The joint secretaries (Messrs. 1,. J. Mills and H. Wilsou) are deserving of great praise for the manner in which they carried out their several duties. Iv the evening tae club beld a social, wbich was largely attended. Appended are the results: —

Maideu Handicap, 100 yds: J. V. Brien 1, T. Prior 2. Boys' Handicap, 100 yds: K. Rogers 1, C Stewart 2. l'apakura Cup, 13yds: W. j. McManus 1, D. Andrew '-, Fred. Morton 3. Time, 12s. A great race. Half-mile Walk: M. G. Harrison 1, J. McMillan 2, W. Trimble 3. Time, 2.2 4-5. Long Jump: D. Andrew 1. A. Tickler 2, A. Hawthoruc 3. The winner jumped 17ft 9in Hurdle' Handicap, 120 yds. A. Hawthorne 1, D. Andrew 2. J. V. Brien 3. Time, 16 4-5. Local Married Men's Kace Handicap. 100 yds: L. .1. Mills 1, E. Clarke 2. A. McKlnstrv 3. One-mile walk: J. Rico 1. W. Mcl-elland 2. H. Rf<-e 3. Time, 7.35 i Those present saw 11 real exhibition of walking; both Uice and McLelland had perfect style, and came in for au ovation ou finishing. Committeemen's Race, 100 yds: H. Wilson 1, L. J Mills ~ J. Walker 3. High Jump: A. Hawthorn. The winner jumped sft 2-Siu. Bicycle Handicap, two miles.—B. Docberty 1, T. Sutton 2, R. Barclay 3. Won easily. Chopping Competition (lSin blocks): 11. Wooton 1, R. Bates 2, J. Bates 3. This event caused much interest, and was one of the best items on the programme, Wooton just won by his handicap (60s). Bracelet Handicap, 300 yds: Fred. Morton 1, J. N. Dorriugton 2, W. J. McManus 3. Time, 31 3-5. Morton just managed to last the distance, and won a pretty race. Dorriugton finished very fast. Hop, Step, and Jump Handicap: D. Andrew (S9ft 6in) 1. One-mile Handicap: J. MoMullen 1 M G. Harrison 2, J. Wallen 3. Time. 4.40 2-5. McMnlleu is a good ml'e Tunner, and won with considerable ease. 440 yds Handicap: J. N. Ddrrington 1, w.

Stevens 2. Won easily. Time, 2.51 4-5. Local Obstacle Race, 440 yds: H. W. Brien 1, .1. B. Bi-ieTi 2.

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ATHLETICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 87, 13 April 1909

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