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On the Track

vGOOD SIGNS

ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING

■YOUNG ATHLETES SHOW

PHOMISE,

? ■ B? " Spbikteb." [ Further indications' 6f a very iucceße- : ful season of amateur athletics mi Weii, ling-ton have been provided this week by 1 \ the Labour Day sports and the annual ! \ meeting of the Wellington Centre of the : \ New Zealand . Amateur Athletic As- \ Bociation. There was a splendid attend- - \arice of delegates at the annual meeting, "juid from those who were present it is' • faiite evident! that the cbnirpl of the ', Pfort locally wilJ still bo in capable 5 aril willing hands. Proceedings at the ; irie>ting were enthusiastic", and at times ; the®-was spirited discussion, some of ; ."whidb, however, was not altogether ".. along,the lines which make for the • smoofa running of the sport. ■ For irijj . stance^ when the question of including ■j cycling^ events in the competition for if.'. the De-nar Shield, was being discussed, a 1 •uggestica was made by one delegate |• .' that one'dub' was taking members from ij another c?jnb. The statement was chal- > lenged by'the chairman, who asked that ' the name cf the clubs be mentioned,' but : this did no^ meet with the response that 3: might haveled to the matter being carS ried further.'; The position- in regard to J cyclists has ,\een that those desiring to |j.- ■ take part in tiis branch of the sport have j been recommesded to join up with the < Athletic Club, \which was first to show | a particular desire to cater for cyclists. | .Other clubs are now. realising that i- ■ - cycling is becoiiing a very important j . branch of amattur athletics, and they [j are doing their b«st to encourage it. The i t .Wellington Club, for, example, is con--j ducting one of tho-biggest cycling events j , ' that has ever taken place in Welling- \ ton. As the genera*.feeling at the annual i _ „ ineeting was in favcur of permitting cy;l clists to be.able to contribute points to 5 the Dewar Shield coniest, there; should be no displeasure if those who take up cycling distribute themselves among the ■ various clubs. • Somel, clubs, of course", .will be handicapped in sot having cyclists to help to swell the points, for the Dewar Shield, but with the iiterest which is feeing taken in cycling; the time may come when all clubs', eVen University, .will have cych'sts on their membership roll. When the allegation was made at : the annual meeting of the- centre about one club taking members from another club,.a happy thought struck one of the delegates, and he moved that' ladies' events be included:.in.the Bewar Shield ■ competition. An objection to this immediately came from the ..complainant about members being changed from one . club, to another, but.it was immediately met with the same statement -which the complainant had made to the Effect that if a club. was . energetic enoygh to encourage a particular branch o"f'. sport it should be entitled to score points in that branch. That was.the finishing:.touch to . the discussion. ...The amendment relating to ladies' events was not accepted, and the motion that cycling events- count for the Dewar Shield was carried. Another decision in connection with this competition will be received by. country clubs with much pleasure. . Ail' country clubs in the Wellington Centre's'dis- \ \ • trict will-in future be eligible to compete i for- the Dewar Shield. -. ■. .■ j The. business at the annual meeting of .' the centre also included the proposal in j regard to electric light meetings at Athletic Park. It was. not. known, how- - ■. ever, what, the, attitude of the Wellihg- "' . ton Rugby Union was, and the matter ; was left in the hands of the chairman .(Mr. A. C. Kitto). The installation of |. lights will, of course, be an expensive item, and just at present' it is- doubtful whether the Eiigby Union, after its unfortunate season from the financial point of view, will be in a position to give support to the'proposal. The question of overseas visits' was mentioned at • the annual meeting, but nobody was in a position ; to report that any negotiations ' had been completed for the visit of a . i team from overseas this season. The sports meeting at Newtown Park on Monday provided some good racing, and the specially pleasing feature of th« events was the appearance of quite a number of young athletes, some of whom put up highly creditable performances. Thei-e is no^ doubt about plenty of proI ■ mising material being on hand for this^j j ; ;.. season's sport. ''.Some of the younger i ■ athletes promise 'to develop into, champions. Just what the boys can do will be seen at Athletic Park next Saturday; when the Secondary Schools' Association ■;• is holding its annual championship meeting. There will, of course, be many more -: secondary school athletes competing at ...;' this meeting than was the case last Mon- ': day. Taking a line through the perform- *:' • ances at the Labour Day sports as well as performances at the college sports I meetings already held, it is quite safe to |; :. say that under favourable conditions the ijr, sport next Saturday will be of high l : -class. . Last year's secondary schools' 'meeting was a treat. The meeting set ,',;: . down for next Saturday promises to be 1 •-;■/ even better. Some of those who will be 3 -"■ competing next Saturday, demonstrated j at the Labour Day sports that they v•'■••; are already class--enough for open coni- j V' .Pany. ' . ■j, . Outstanding among the performers at i Newtown Park on Monday was R. Anj.' dersori^ of St. Patrick's College. After 1 --winning the secondary ■ schools' 440 yards r. in fine style, he came out in the open j. half-mile and won just as comfortably, lv the Litter event he was on the 40yds mark.' G. Zander, with the same start, finished second, and ah ex-pupil of Wellington College, H. Freeman, who is now in the Eastbourne Club, filled ■ third . place. For young runners Anderson and Freeman did very1 well. Anderson will be a competitor at the secondary schools gathering next Saturday. . Although Wellington College boys did : not compete in the schools' events at Newtown Park, C. Thompson and J. \Viggs, both from that College, participated in.the open sprint events, and they shared honours for first place in the 100 yds. They were both oh 7yds, and their showing was particularly good. Thompson did even better in winning a heat of the 220 yds handicap fey about 10yds, and for this the handicapper imposed a penalty of three yards for Thompson in.the final.. That made all the difference, as from 11yds he failed to get a place. Thompson should be very prominent next Satur- ■ day.. '.....".. . • .

Kyle has struck good, form for the start of the season, and by the way iri ■which he won the 220 yds event last Monday he may already be set down as one of the best local sprinters for this season. In capable hands he would be a real champion. With a handicap of 6yds he was the back-marker in the furlong on Monday. The mile race at Monday's meeting provided a surprise. Two late entrants, B-. A. Rose (Australasian champion), and E. J. Heffer, both from Mastertoh were permitted to take part. The han'dicapper was informed that-Heffer. was a runner with ho special performances^, and a handicap of. SSyds was allotted, while Rose was placed on a, mark BQyd» b_v

hind scratch, Rose won easily. Rose did not complete' the course. Another pair of young runners who showed promise at Monday's meeting were Matthews (Wellington Club), and Winnie (Hutt Valley). The latter- .with a start of 13yds, beat Kyle in the first heat of the furlong, but the placings were reversed in the' final. Ctr'rswell scored well in both cycle races. He looked like being beaten by Harrison in. the three-mile svent, when the latter took the lead with about half-a-mile to go, but Carswell came strongly and won comfortably. In this face Harrison was giving Carswell 330 yds. A new member of the ladies' club, Miss Lucena, competed at Newtown Park oh Monday, and though failing to | get. a place she showed every promise of _ being among the winners this season, Miss Swinburne, the champion, did not show up. Miss Collins scored a first arid a second; I

Among, the primary school boys at the Labour Day shorts, D. Scanlon (Marist) stood out on his own. On the secondary school competitors the following, in addition to Anderson, performed creditably: I. M'Leod arid Fraser (Scots College), and. t. Kelly and Goodsou (St. Patrick's College).

AUCKLAND'S START,

The sports meeting at Auckland on Labour Day attracted a large crowd. For th& athletic events there were good fields,! and the' racing on a track that had dried well after recent wet weather was interesting. Generally the form of competitors was .very satisfactory. T. Wilson, formerly of Wellington, was first home in thio" mile." He had a handicap of 35yds, and his. time was 4min 44 4-ssec. The distance runners were hampered to some extent by a fairly .strong wind. G. Kells from the same mark as Wilson was second in the mil&.

Results of other events were a-s follow :—

100 yds. Handicap.—First heat: D. Murray, 7iyds, 1; G. Plummer, 7yds, 2; W. L. Elliott, .scr, 3. Time, 10 3-ssec. Second heat: E. Watts, l^yds, 1 j G. Austin, 9ydsj 2; R. M. Hare, 6yds, 3. Time" 10 l-ssec. Final: G. Austin, 1; G. Plummer, 2; E. Watts, 3. 880 yds Handicap.—J. M'Kean, 35yds, lj H. Barnes, 40yds, 2; W. Savidan, 15yds, 3. Time, 2miri 4 4-ssec. , 220 yds Handicap.—B. Cohen, 11yds, 1; R. Torfie, 14yds, 2; N. Finlayson, Byds, 3. Time, 23 l-ssec. Ladies' Amateur Handicap, lOOvds.— Miss P. Lipscombe, 2yds, 1 1 Miss E. Munce, 3yds,, 2; Mrs Mumfort, scr, 3. Time, 12 2-sseo.

High Jump.—Finlayson (6in), sft B|in, 1; Shirley' (scr), 2; kalaugher and Williamson,, dead-heat, 3. Broad Jump.—Monteith (6in), 19ft siny 1; Truenian, 2; Kalaugher, 3. Hop, Step, and Jump.—Torrie (2ft 6in), 44ft llAiri, 1: Kalaugher, 2: Monteith, 3,. . ■-, One Mile Cycle Handicap.—Frst heat: E. Morris, scr, 1 ; J. Palmer. 100 yds, 2; 'L. Wilson, 65yds, 3. Time, 2min 38sec. Second heat; P. Lynch, 110 yds, 1; F. Bowes, 90yds, 2; A. R. White, 30yds, 3. ,Time, 2min 40sec. Final: F. Bowes, 1; E. Morris, 2; J. Palmer, 3. Labour Day Wheel Rac&,. two miles.— First heat:.A. R. White, 75yds, lj W. Bray, 250 yds, 2j L. Wilson, 70yds, 3: Tirile, smin 24sec. Second heat: T. Dennis, 70yds, 1; P. Lynch, 230 yds, 2; E. Grant, scr, 3. Time smin 39 3-ssec. Final: L. Wilson, 1; A. R. White, 2; P. Lynch, 3. Time, smin 28 2-ssec. Akarana „ Cycle Handicap, three miles.—L. Wilson, 150 yds, 1; W. Bray, 350 yds, 2; T. Dennis, 150 yds, 3. Time, Bmin 33 2-ssec.

EVENTS AT ASHBURTON.

An attractive programme of atheletic events. was supplied in connection with the. gala at Ashburton on Monday. Athletes from the Canterbury district.were thus afforded a/splendid opportunity of engaging in competitive raciug,, and they made good use of it, some good performances, being recorded. The main amateur events resulted as follow :—

■ 100 yds Handicap :—First heat: F. L. Booth (7yds), 1; C. W. Murray (7yds), 2; A. L. Lewis (scr), 3. Time, 10 l-ssec. Second heat: C. L. Ridgeh (3yds), 1; E. Smitli (9yds), 2; H. Knight (7yds), 3. Time, 10 3^ssec. Third ]{eat: R. G Simmers (7yds), 1; E. Graham (syds 2; C. Anderson (9yds), 3. Time, 10 l-ssec. JFihal : Murray, 1; Smith" 2: Ridgen, 3. Time, 10 l-ssec.

. 800 yds Handicap :—R. (}. Simmers (25yds), 1; T. Peters (65yds), 2; J Sutherland (20yds), 3. .Time, 2min 3 ■l-sseo. . . .

220 yds Handicap :—First 'heat: W S M'Clymont (Byds), ,1;" A. L. Lewis (scr), 2; F. Cain (10yds), 3. Time, 23 l-ssec. Second heat: C. L. Ridgen (3yds), 1; C. W. Murray (14yds), 2C. Campbell (11yds), 3. Time, 23 3-sseo. Final: Murray, 1; M'Clymont, 2; Ridgen, 3. Time, 22 3-ssec. One Mile Handicap.:—R. "VV. Webster (120 yds), 1; R. G. Simmers (20yds), 2; J. Keig (120 yds), 3. Time, 4min 51sec. i ■ ■■

440 yds Handicap:—A. L. Lewis (10yds), 1; C. Campbell (17yds), 2; G. C. Lockwood (6yds), 3. Time, 52 4-ssec. One and a Half Miles Bicycle race : First heat: C. Mobdie (160 yds) 1■ P Curran (140 yds), 2; C. Olds (scr), 3^ Time, 3min 44sec. Second heat: R Woods (30yds), 1; L. Beauvais (140 yds), 2; J. B. Mora (150 yds), 3; W. Johns (120 yds), 4. Time, 3min 33 3-ssec. Final: Beauvais, 1; Johns, 2; Mora, 3. Time 3miri 37sec.

BAWERA CLUB,

The Hawera A.A. Club opened its season with a meeting on Labour Day. The chief feature, a road cycle race over a distance of seventeen miles, was won by J. P. Cronin, of Wanganui, on a handicap of Bmin, with R. Tippetts, of Hawera, on 3min, putting up the best time. Among other events were the following:—

.. Javelm Throwing.—W: Thomas - (50ft), 137 ft Bin, 1; S. Lay (scr), 134 ft sin, 2; L..HuntJ6ih), 124 ft Bin, 3. 300 . Yards Handicap.—Torrens (30 yds), 1; S.. Shore (18yds), 2; W. Thomas (10yds), 3. • . >

Putting the Shot.—L. Hunt (scr) 36ft 6in, 1; S. Lay (3ft 6in), 27ft 6in, 2. High Jump Handicap.—A. Newall (2in) and S. Shore (sin), a tie. Newall's actual jump was sft 3in and Shore;s sf_t, and in a final round to decide the winner both tied again. Discus ' Throwing.—L. Hunt (scr) 109 ft, 1; S. Lay (20ftj, 99ft 7in, 2. 880 Yards Handicap.—C. Bailey (65 yds), 1; Phillips (65yds), 2; Nicholas (80yds), 3. Time, 2min 8 3-ssec.

NOTES.

There -will be two open events at the secondary schools championship meeting next Saturday—looyds handicap and one niile handicap. The programme is out for the Caledonian. Society's sports meeting at the Basin Beserve on Boxing Day: It has been decided by the Wellington Centre that under no consideration will any late entries be. accepted forfuture meetings, and that no entries will, be accepted unless they are accompanied by the entrance fee.

Stevenson may have to be reckoned with in javelin events this season. On Monday he made a throw of 119 ft, and as he had a handicap of 30ft, he was an easy winner. P. Munro could only manage 123Jft. Sergeant had the bad hick to have a loot "spiked" during the half-mile event. It happened when he was crossing in front of Perston. Sergeant is a very keen athlete, and it is to be hoped that he. will soon get over the injury. St. Patrick's College is, holding its annual sports meeting at the Basiu Ru»etv» on Monday »«tn

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On the Track, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 107, 1 November 1924

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