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The opening of the 1914-15 athletic season wa* ushered in at the Caledonian Ground last evening, when the fiu-t of the popular eeries of oven ins athletic me-::; mgs promoted hy (he Dunedin mat-'.nr Athletic Chib was held. Vi'outher tine, with a. keen wind towards fhs hay. The opening programme comprised live i veins 75 Yards. 220 Yalih, and Half-mile Flat, I*road Jump, and a- quasi walking event. The; 75 Yards was won hy Kane, of the D.A.A.C., a new at hi •■to of pminise. Austin, with 20ft fjin. ■.von rim Hroad .lump from scratch. M’Kvnzio. of the !1.-\.A.C.. ~ now runiv-v. v.on (he Halfmile Flat after a pood me with Govan and Frye, Dm 250 Yards wa- uon bv Connor, with I’erkns second. The liandi capping was the lirst work of the new D.A.A.C. handicapper, and Mr Mercer did his work well, Mr F. M. I’cid acted as starter. The events were earned out without delay, and the meeting was concluded before 3 o'clock. Results; 75 Yards Flat Handicap.—First heat : Connor (4yds) 1, Austin (2.) yds) 2. Time, ,Second heat: Kano (syda) 1. Whitaker (sydA 2. Time, Since. Thiid heat: Furrow’ (4vd«) 1, Andrewsj2yds) 2, Time, Bsv?c. Final; J. Kano (syds) 1. A. Conner (4yds) 2, IT. Bunow (4yd-| 3. A good race, the finish b-ung keenly fought ‘nit, Kane jurt winning on ilia tape. Time, 7fsec. "Half-mile llandira,-.--.!. H. C. M'Kenz.’r (45vds) 1, S. Gove.n (25vd?l 2. I're (15yds) 3. The limit men led for the first lap. (he order when tim b-dl rang for the final lap b"ing Wr : ght, Hey, M’Kenzie, Govan. Ai the bov.Tng green M’Kenzie, running easily, went to (he front. At the 220vds mark Ft ye nude n forward move, and looked a winner. He made a mistak" in trving to run rout'd th n leaders, and hi? waste of energy teld in the crnvincins stare of the race at tl'.e tape. M’Kenzie maintained luA lead, and won by 2yds, Govan beating Five by inches only for sr"ond place. Tin.e. 2mm Usee. Biond .Tump.—G. Auden (scratch). 20 t 9J,in. 1; H. Furrow lift bin). 20ft; .1. Hewitt lift 6ml. 20ft. Lotkhum (lG!t llJiin) also competed. One-mile Walk.—W. M. htewart (scratch) 1. S+ewart son. lime, 10m:n 14?se-c. . 2’o Yards Handicap.—Perkins (scratch) 1, Kane (14yck=) 2. Time. 25J cc. Second heat: Connor (llv.’s) 1, Barton (3yds) 2. Time, 2S4«ec. Final: A. Connor (11 yds) 1. F. M. Perkins (scratch) 2. Connor, on the limit, made- full use of his handicap, and running strongly entered tne straight with a winning lead, which be maintained to the finish, winning w : th case from Perkins, second. Time, 25ieeo,

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EVENING SPORTS, Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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EVENING SPORTS Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914