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AMATEUR ATHLETICS

N.Z. CHAMPIONSHIPS

WELLINGTON WINS THE SHIELD

ROSE IN GREAT FORM,

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.)

DUNEDIN, 20th March,

The New. Zealand amateur athletic championships were concluded to-day •in brilliant sunshine and before a attendance of 12,000 spectators. A heavy breeze swept the ground, which.'was somewhat dead; consequent on rain overnight, and the cbndij^ons were all against the breaking of records. . .'. j , Rose had a wonderful reception when he went out for the mile, and he was cheered throughout the race. He quickly ran out into the lead and none of the other four starters were capable of going with him. He ran the first quarter in 61i3-ssec, the half-mile in 2min 9 4-ssec, three-quar-ters of a mile in 3min 19 4-ssec, and the full distance, in 4min 28sec. Considering the conditions ;t was a great effort and he showed not a suspicion of distress. , Leadbetter, of Wellington, won both the 100 and the 220 yards events, and won them well,.although in the latter he was stopping a little at the end. Morgan won the 440 yards hurdles easily, and.was a bit unlucky to be placed only, second: in the 120 yards hurdles. From the Press, stand he looked a clean winner. ... . ' Outstanding performances in the field events were those of Lay (Hawera), 182 ft, in throwing the javelin, and Batson's (Canterbury) pole vault of lift. Grose, of Canterbury, was the best cyclist at the meeting, but these races wer,e not very interesting^ and one of them had to be rerun twice before the winner could be found. It was obvious that some of the riders were reluctant to take a lap. The team of Wellington ladies were ,in a class by themselves, and the running of Miss Porter in particular came in for much favourable comment. . The points for the > championship shield, were: —Wellington' 61, Canterbury 30,, Otago 28, Auckland 17, West Coast' North Island 9.. Wellington also won the Queensland Memorial Shield with 4 points, Otago scoring 3,; Auckland 2, and Canterbury and West Coast 1 each. \ Results:— . > BUTTING 101b SHOT CHAMPIONSHIP—New Zealand standard, 39ft; 1925 champion, P. Munro (Wellington), 42ft 91n. F. Munro (Wellington), 42ft llln ........ 1 L. Hunt (West Coast), 35ft Sin 2 H. D. Morgan (Otago), 34ft 2in : 3 100 YDS PLAT CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard 10 l-ssec; 1925 champion, L. Parker (Aus.), 10 l-ssec. • : M. Leadbetter (Wellington) 1 I/. Williams (Auckland) 2 C. H. Jenkins (Wellington) ;... 3 The ...other . starters .were: H. D. Morgan (Otago), C. Allen (Canterbury), and J. H. Murphy (Canterbury). . After a beautiful start they ran in line till half-way, when,,, ■Leadbetter hit the front, and he won by a clear yard, Jenkins being a foot further back. Time, 10 2-ssec. 300 YARDS HANDICAP. A. G. Harrington (13yds) 1 W. Perry (18yds) 2 W. H. J. C. M'Kenzle (18yds)'.... 3 Won easily. Time, .32 3-ssec. , 130 YARDS HURDLES CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, lOsec; 1925 champion', It. W. Lander (Otago), 15 4-ssec, R. W. Lander (Otago) .." 1 H.D. Morgan (Otago) i S. W. Shirley. (Auckland) ............... 3 W. G. Kalaugher" (\Veilington) waa the other starter. ' . Morgan was just clear at the last hurdle, and appeared to win by inches, but Lander was given the decision. Time, 15 • 4-ssec.. 880 YARDS FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, 2min; 1925 champion, C. Campbell (Wellington), lrain 58 3-ssec. C.H.Taylor (Canterbury) .. 1 C. M. Olsen (Otago) . 2 R. Gully (Wellington) 3 A fine race, with the positions changing throughout. Gully made a sensational sprint a furlong from homo, but compounded. Won by 18 yards, with two yards between" second and third. Time, 2min 4 2-ssec. .'•"•■ • '; LApiESCvlOO■■ I YARDS CHAMriONSHIP.' !Miss Porter-.' (Wellington) '.'..'...'.'.;'..'..•«,. 1 Miss Manttan (Wellington) ..2 Miss Martyn (Canterbury) t Miss Stevenson (.Wellington) ........... t '-"''■ tDead heat. There were six starters. Miss "Porter was jiist showing clear of Miss Manttan at 75 yards, and they went through the tapes practically together.. Time, 12 2-ssec. ONE MILK CYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard,' 2min 15sec; 1925 champion, :C. Burness (Australia), 2mln 31sec. First Heat. — T. J. Grove. (Canterbury,-1; P. N. Robinson (Wellington), 2; C. Flett (Wellihgton), 3. Won by three lengths without trouble. Time,v2min 24sec. Second Heat.—T. Oakley (Wellington), 1; A. W. Day (Canterbury), 2; M. P. Byrnes (Auckland), 3. Won; by inches. Time, 2min 26sec. .' '• \ :'[ ' Final. ■ This was .one of the most farcical races ever run on the track, and the six starters were sent away three times before finality was reached. On the first occasion. they took 6see longer, than the 2mlh 30sec' stipulated. They had gone only half-way the Second time when they were called off because some of the riders would not take laps, md a dwindling pace was set They were sent away again, and the result was :-r- ; • A. W. Day (Canterbury) 1 V. J: Grose (Canterbury) 2 M. P. Byrnes (Auckland) ■ 3 Won by half a wheel. Time, 2min 2G 3-ssec. POLE VAULT CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, 10ft Gin; 1925 champion, G. Harvey (Wellington), 10ft "In.. W. J. Batstone (Canterbury), lift .... 1 (J. Harvey (Wellington), 10ft Bin ......... 2 R. A. Mackenzie (Wellington), 9ft 9in „. 3 ONE MILE FLAT CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, 4min 30sec; 1925 champion, R. A. Rose (Wellington), 4mln 20 l-ssec. R. A. Rose (Wellington) 1 J. H. Nalder ' (Canterbury). 2 L. Douglas (Otago) 3 A heavy wind was blowing when the five starters were sent away. Rose immediately went to the front, and running strongly throughout, won by 120 yards. Time, 4inin 28sec. . ■ 440 YARDS; HURDLES CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, DBsec; present champion, F. Nesdale (Auckland), 59sec. H. D. Morgan (Otago) 1 T. Vangioni (Wellington) 2 R. W. Lander (Otago) 3 C H. Taylor (Canterbury) was the other starter. Morgan went to the front from the start, and, jumping beautifully, won by three yards, with Lander six yards further back. Time, 58 3-ssec. BROAD JUMP CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, 22ft; 1925" champion, W.. Wilton (Wellington), 21ft 4^in. J. W. Shirley (Auckland), 21ft 41n ...... 1 W. G. Kalaugher ■ (Wellington), 21ft'3%in 2 It. A. Mackenzie (Wellington), 20ft Sin-.. 3 ' LADIES' 120 YARDS HANDICAP. Miss Manton, scr (Wellington) ;...,. 1 Miss■ Collins, lV>yds (Wellington) ........ 2 Miss Currie, lyd (Otago) ; 3 Won by a foot, the winner getting to the" front with 10 yards'to go. Time, 15 2-ssec. ONE' MILE WALK CHAMPIONSHIP.—New Zealand standard. 6ln UOsec; 1925 champion, H. E. Korr (West Coast, N. 1.), 6mln 50 4-3 sec. ■:•..•. G:>S. Cabot (Otago) 1 ,T. A.' Wilson" (Otago) and S. G. M'lntosh (Wellington) were the only other starters, but gave .ur>, the fornwr in the last lap, and thu latter In the third. Time, Bmlu 33 2-saec. 220 YARDS FLAT CHAJU'IONSHIP.—New Zealand standard, 22 2-ssec; 1025 champions. L. A. Tracey (Wellington) and R. C. Morgan. (Otago),'dead heat; tinio, 23 l-ssec. AY. I,eadbctter (Wellington) 1 C. H. Jenkins (Wellington) 2 W. Kyle (Wellington) .-.. :...... 3 Turning "Into tlio straight Leadbetter wits leading by three yards, but Jenkins finished fast., and was only a yard away at.the tapo* Kylo was almost level with him. Time, 22 3-5 sec. ; •' , . ' THROWING JAVELIN CHAMPIONSHIP.— New Zealand standard. lliOft; 1025 champion, P; Munro (Wellington), 155 ft lin. S. A. Lay (Hawera), 182 ft 1 P. Munro (Wellington); 146 ft V.. 2 C..S. Clark (Otago),'l3lft.Sl&ln 3 INTKRPUOVINCIAL RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP. —New Zealand standard, IJmln 40scc; 1925 champions, C. Campbell, W. Kyle, l>. Paris, anil L. A. Tracey (Wellington) ; time, 3min 39 4-ssec. .. Wellington (Gully, Kyle. Jenkins, and Leadbetter) i Olag'o (Olsen, Geddes, Brownleo, and Morgan) „ 2 A Canterbury team also competed. When the final 220 yards was entered on Leadbetter had a load of eight yards from Morgan, but the latter ran well, and was only a yard away at the finish. Time, 3mln 51 2-ssec. TWO MILES CYCLE HANDICAP. First heat—H. Allen (160 yds), 1; C. Flett (scr), 2; A. W. Day (scr), 3. Won easily. Time, 4min 57'3-ssec. Second Heat.—P. N. Robinson (10yds), 1; T. Oakley (10yds behind), 2; R. Eastwood (30 yds), 3. A good finish between the first two. Time, smin 1 4-ssec. Final. H. Allen j T. Oakley i# . 2 A. W. Day - 3 I The limit man won by his handicap, but It

was a good race (or second place. Time, smln 1 l-ssec. LADIES' RELAY RACE. Only two.teams started in "the ladies' relay race, and the...Wellington filers won easily from the Otago representatives. Time, 54sec.

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AMATEUR ATHLETICS, Evening Post, Volume cxi, Issue 69, 22 March 1926

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