The •♦cond of the series of evening l a/thletro meetings promoted by th* Dunedin Amateur Athletic Club was •uocenfally held at the Caledonian Ground, whioh was in perfect condition, last OTonlng. The sport provided w*« of a high order of occeuence, and' teen contests with «xdting finishes road* the meeting one of &a finest evening fatherings ev«r held by the club. Nothing ner could hare been wished for than the finish, of the One-mile Fiat, the sustained struggle right from the 220 yds mark to the tape between 0, Frye and 0. Purvis creating the greatest enthutiaem, Frye's meritorious win on the tape being highly popular. Purvis, too, ran a great race, and shared the honors with Frye. The 100 and 440 Yards Flat Races were both deservedly won by the D.A.A.O. sprinter A. Connor, who showed a fine turn of speed. In both events, and especially in the final of the "hundred," he ran with excellent Judgment. The Polo Vault was won by r. A. Treahy (the D.A.A.C. High School boy) from scratch, with a vault of Bft 7im W. B. Holmes (Boys' High School) qualified for the final of the 100 Yards, and made an auspicious entry into open athletics. The meeting was up to the high standard of the D.A.A.C, the club officials including Messrs P. Doull (president), E. Rosevew, and R. Martin (vice-president), whilst Mi Percy Breen's secretarial work was deserving of all praise. The erents were got off well up to time, and the final evening meeting of the year augurs well for the success of the New Year" gathering of the Caledonian Society of Otago. Mr A. Mcroer's handicapping was a feature of last evening's sports, whilst the starting of Mr F. 51. Reid (who acted in the unavoidable absence of Mr W. Rudkin) was excellent. In tho final of the hundred, Mr Reid effected a. beautiful start. Results:— 100 Yards Handicap.—First heat: K. .1. Anderson (6yds) 1, G. Austin (syds) 2, W. B. Holmes (4yde) 3. Time, 10£ sec. Second heat : J. Kane (6yds) 1, A. Connor (syds) 2, A. Andrews (3yds) 3. Time. lOjsec. Final A. Connor (D.A.A.C., syds) 1, 11. J. Anderson (6yds) 2, G. Austin (syds) 3. From a beautiful start by Mr F. M. Reid, the contestants rose as one man. At 50yds tbo field were racing together, when Anderson shot to the front and looked a. winner. Austin then took a hand, and a great finish between the two was anticipated. At 80yds Connor came with a magnificent sprint mi the extreme left, and, sailing past Anderson and Austin, breasted tho tape by a clear yard in lOges. One-mile Flat Frye (CaTersham, syds) 1, C. Purvis (9yds) 2, G. Crimp (Syds} 3. With three laps to go. Hey. Purvis, Newall, Morrison. Govan, and M'Kenzio formed tho front division, with Frye, Crimp, and Beatson together in the rear. With two laps to ;ro the field were in three relajs—Purvis, Newall, and Hey iuthc lead, Govan, M'Kenzie, and Morrison middle division, and Beatson, Frye, and Crimp in tha rear. The bell for the final lap saw Purvis and Newall in front, with Crimp, Frye, and Beatson 30vds behind. Passing the bowling green Purvis still led. At 300 yds from home Newall tried against the wind to sprint past Purvis, who responded. At 50yds Newall " punctured," and retired. Purvis looked n winner at the 220 yds mark, when C. Fryo put in a challenge. A great race onwards was witnessed. Purvis, a runner with a big heart, continued his sprint into the straight, with Frve coming past. The last hundred w.is keeiV.y contested, and in a famous finish Frve passed Purvis on the tape. Crimp, who at one staire of the race occtroied a prominent position. Beatson, and M'Kenzio were iiisappointing. Time. 4min 58|Rec. 440 V:wds Fiat Handicap.—A. Connor (D.A.A.C. 14vdsi 1. H. Robinson (20yds) 2. F. M. Perkins .sciaieli) 3. A fine race. Purvis and Robinson !fd from tho etart. Filtering the straight, Connor and Perkins rot out after the leaders, and the former, who is showing excellent form, went to the front in fine style, and secured his second wir n: the evening by two yards. Perkins filled to sho'v form in both the 100 and 440 Yards. Time. 56^soc. Pole Vault Handicap.—P. A. Treahy iD.\.A.C, scratch). Bft. 7in. 1: W. M'Culioch <6iio. Bft 6in, 2; G. Attstin (6in). 811» and L. J. Mew (6in). Bft, 3.
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EVENING SPORTS, Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914
EVENING SPORTS Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914
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