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AMERICAN ATHLETES

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR VISIT NEXT SEASON Suggestions and some very interesting information regarding American athletes have been forwarded to the council of the New Zealand Amateur Athletic Association by its American representative. Mr. C. G. Krogness, in view of possible plans by the N.Z.A.A.A. to invite a team to tour New Zealand next season. Mr. Krogness mentions in his letter that because of the Olympic Games in 1932 the possibilities are that the A.A.U. will refuse permits for foreign tours in 1931; so that if the Now Zealand Amateur Athletic Association desires a tour by Americans before the next Olympic Games it will be necessary to have it next season, and it will also be necessary for the N.Z.A.A.A. to come to a decision on the question of a tour without delay. "I recall," writes Mr. Krogness, "that the American Olympic Committeo in 1926 requested the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States to decline to issue permits of American athletes to make tours of competition in foreign countries during the year 1927, as such tours might unfit them for getting into the best condition for competition in the Olympic Games at Amsterdam in 1928. As a result, no permits were granted to athletes for foreign tours in 1927. "I anticipate the A.A.U. may adopt the same practice in 1931, because of its proximity to the Olympic Games, to be held in Los Angeles, California, in 1932, for which great preparations are being made. In that event, then, the only" possibility of American athletes visiting New Zealand would be for your next track season in January and February of 1931, for which the American athletes would have to leave in December, 1930. "I have frequently thought that your association could make some saving in the expenses of such a tour if the athletes would be selected from among those who live nearer the Pacific Coast than those who live near the Atlantic Coast. The athletes now in the colleges and universities of the Paeifie Coast States of Washington, Oregon, and California contain some of the most outstanding amateur athletes in America, ATHLETES OF CLASS. "Stanford University has Erie Krenz, the world's discus champion, who, in a recent meet, threw the discus 163 ft, and had one throw of 166 ft; but his shoe mark w r as Jin outside the

circle, making it a foul throw. He also puts the shot over 51ft. His teammate, Harlow Rothert, puts the shot up to 52ft. Hector Dyer, a Stanford sprinter, has not lost a race this year, and has beaten Frank Wyckoff in a. world's recorfl time ii the 101? yards, and run a tic with him in the 22C yards. Eufus Kiser, one of the best ruilers in the American colleges, finishes this year at Washington University, as also does Steve Anderson, America's greatest? hurdler, who' was second to Atkinson, of South Africa, in the Olympic Games at Amsterdam. And there are also Ken Churchill and Emory Curtice, of the University of California, who throw the jave'lin 210£t, and are improving. John Morrison, the Stanford quarter-milcr, is one of the best men, in the colleges of this country at that; distance. "All these men named, excepting Dyer, finish their college career with graduations in June this year, so they, probably may be available for a tour to New Zealand if you should want; them. Possibly Dyer might be induced to go." Mr. Krogness concludes by asking the N.Z.A.A.A. to advise him as soon as posssible if it has a tour by Americans in mind, -so that he might learn from the athletes mentioned if they would consider a visit to New Zealand. There was not much time left before the col« lege season closed.

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AMERICAN ATHLETES, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 132, 7 June 1930

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AMERICAN ATHLETES Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 132, 7 June 1930

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