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ATHLETICS

AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TWO WINS TO NEW ZEALAND. (United Press Association.—Copyright.) BRISBANE, lath Angus!, The first day of the fifteenth biennial Australian and New Zealand track and field games championship meeting was a day of records. The Exhibition Ground was in good condition, and the weather perfect. Fifteen thousand people were present. The outstanding event cf the day was Lay's performance in throwing the javelin. The New Zealander was in wonderful form, his style impressed the onlookers, and he created a new Australasian record. Parker, the holder of the 100 yards championship,, was a warm favourite, and the Queenslander won in 9 4-ssec, equalling the Australasian record. Hyde's run in the mile was the feature of the day. He created a new Queensland record. Norman's magnificent running in the 440 yards also set a new Queensland record. The day's performances ware up to standard. On the present showing New South Wales will win the championship. In the hammer-throwing event a Victorian visitor was struck on the leg, but fortunately he was not seriously injured. The events were concluded in failing light. Results: 100 Yards.—Parker (Queensland), 1; Burns (Now South Wales], 2; Grehan (Queensland), 3. Parker led from the start. Burns challenged him over the last twenty yards, but Parker maintained the advantage, winning by a yard. Time, 9 4-ssec. Three Mile Walk.—Parker (New South Wales), 1; M'Murdo (Queensland), 2; Exelscn (Queensland), 3. Parker started strongly, and quickly took the lead from Cabot (New Zealand). He led by 60 yards at the nnd of the first mile, with M'C'avanagli (South Australia), third. Parker increased his lead to 200 yards at the end of the second mile. M'Cavanagh was disqualified for impeding M'Murdo, who went into second place. Parker won easily by 300 yards. Cabot, who would have finished second, was disqualified in the last lap for breaking in the straight. Time, 22min 21sec. ,J2O Yards Hurdles—First heat: Scott (N.S.W.), won from Laycock (Q.), by two yards. Time, 10 ]-ssec. Second heat: Shirley (New Zealand), won from Smith (Q.) by a foot. The New Zealander was not extended. Third heat: Spicer (N.S.AV.) defeated Brooks (South Australia.) by t,\vo feet. Time, 16 l-ssec. Final heat: Scott, 1; Brooks, 2; Spicer, 3. The winner assumed an early lead and won easily in ' free style by four yards. Time, 15 2-S sec. Shirley (New Zealand) knocked over a hurdle in the early part of the race and finished last. Pole Vaule.—Shaddock (N.S.W.), 10ft 9*in, 1; Kroger (Victoria), 10ft 6iin, 2; Keskinen (Q.), 10ft, 3. Mile Run—Hyde (Victoria), 1; M'Donald (N.S.W.), 2; Savidan (New Zealand), 3. Clarke (Queenslander) led from the gun and showed the way at 440 yards. At the half-mile Hyde led from Smelt (Q.), with M'Donald third. The same order was maintained to the three-quarter mark. Then Savidan began to show up prominently and was leading when half of the last lap had been completed. Hyde put on terrific pace and took the lead from Savidan, who was overtaken by M'Donald. Hyde increased his lead in the- straight and won hy eight yards. Savidan was fifteen yards behind. Time, 4min 23 4-ssec—a new Queensland record. 440 Yards.—First heat was won by Carroll (Victoria) from Thomson (Q.), in 51 4-ssec. In- the second heat, Norman (N.S.W.) defeated Parker (Q.), after a valiant effort by the latter, in 50 2-ssec In the third heat Grehan (Q.), showing fine Judgment, easily defeated Hunt (N.S.W.), m 50 3-usoc. Final"heat: Norman, 1; Grehan, 2; Parker, 3. Hunt led to the 220 yards mark, but then petered out. Norman was scarcely challenged over the last 150 yards, and won by three yards. Time, 49 3-Ssec—a new Queensland record (NS^mt^m.l^^lSrS 7in, 2; Keskinen (Q.). 100 ft 9iin, 3. Tho form shown in this event was disappointing. Throwing the Javelin.—Lay (New Zeal™?), MBft 7%in, 1; Schmidt (Q.), 179 ft 3W 2; Keskinen (Q.), 164 ft 4'2in, 3. mis event provoked great interest. Lay was m the best form, and excelled his previous performance of 187 ft 7%in, creating a new Australasian record. Throwing the Hammer.—Harvey (New Zealand), 153 ft 6in, 1; Thomson (N.S.W.), 127 ft llm 2; O'Brien (Q.), 114 ft 4in, 3. Harvey, throwing well, was favourite for the event, and created a new State record w I 'Ja'nP'trosWp table is: New South Wales, five wins; New Zealand, two- Victoria, one; Queensland, one; Tasmania, ml; South Australia, nil. A SLOW RACE TO ROSE (-Australian-New Zealand Cablo Assn.) LONDON, 14th. August. rho New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir James Parr, has received a message from Randolph Rose, stating that the latter won a 5000 metres race in Oslo in slow time. This concludes Rose's engagements He will arrive in London on Thursday

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ATHLETICS, Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 40, 16 August 1926

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ATHLETICS Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 40, 16 August 1926

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