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[By SeiKK.j

I -1 i-Vt Ulcs.— Fridav, 4th D-.aamber. D.A.A.C. Fiiei Kvcning Sports. Caledonian Ground. Saturday 12th Decemlicv.—Mongrel Harrier Club Sports Meuing.

Friday, 18th Deem her. D.A.A.C. Second Evening Sports, Caledonian Ground.

1915, January 1. -Caled mian Society of Otago’ii annual gathering, Cah-donian Ground.

On Friday the summer .-va.-on of athletics will l>e opened, tin' occaMon being the first, of ilia popular evening sport,-: nivclingii promised by the Dunedin Amateur Athletic (dub. Hie programme comprises 75 yards, 220 yards, half-milo flat events, broad jump, and onc-milc walk - . Tire entries arc large and representative of loeni chibs, and i.i view U;c big •• meet” of the Caledonian Society on New Year's Day, Friday's racing will 1 >:■ the. firs:, op portunity of open competition for athletes. Owing to examinations tho High School members of the D.A.A.C. will not he competing at. Friday'.-, spurts, hut the Iw'.vn are eagerly - looking forward to the later meetings V-f the. D.A.A.C. Mr W. Rudkin will lie in his i u; I 'vma.vy place ae starter, whilst Mr Mercer's fine, work as handirapper wdl he the subject of interest. The opening meeting promises to le as successful af. those of previous seats.

By tin' death of Mr H. B. Courtis, local athletics has suffered a. decided loss. 'The deceased gentleman was a- past president, of Iy>th the Otago Centre X.Z.A.A.A. and tho Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club, in addition to being a, life member of Hie D.A.A.C. Mr Courtis was an enthusiast in athletics, and the sympathy M athletes will go <"it to his tamilv m iiieic less.

Tho Caledonian Society of Otago, loyal supporters of amateur athletics in Hi,., past, have framed theli athletic poo gramme for New Year's Day in ani:rt-,ui-racing only. Hie racing comprising 75 yards, 100 yards, 220 yards. 440 yards, half-niiio. one-mile Hat. one-milo walk, pole vault, broad ■and high jump. Clubs are loyally supporting the society, and there will be something doing io amateur athletics in Dunedin on New Year's Day. Till of Dunedin's best runners intend supporting the Caledonian Society, xiho promise to have a big gathering. A new world's record for Hie high jump has been set up by Dr Beeson, tho famous Californian athlete, who, with a magnificent jump, edeared the bar at 6ft 7 5-16 in in the running high jump at Berkeley (California), thus disnlaeing George Horine's

world's record of 6ft, Tin. Dr Beeson jumps like TTmTne, and the style of the doughty pair was exemplified in Australia and New Zealand by R. R. Templeton, of the American team who visited Dunedin last year. In passing, it may he. mentioned that the best professional work! high jump record is 6ft [in, set mi by K. \V. Johnston (Boston) away back on Ist October. 1881. In high jumping amateur athletes easily led the world, as witigiss the performance!; of George Horine. of Stanford University, on 18fh May. 1912, with 6ft 7in. and now Dr Beeson's wonderful jump of 6ft 7 5-16 in.

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ATHLETICS, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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ATHLETICS Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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