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PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS. The South Canterbury Caledonian Sports (professional) Meeting was hold at Timaru yesterday in the pretence of a large attendance. Tlki weather was fine. Additional ink-rest* was lent to the. meeting by the inclusion of a number of ehampioiiship events. The entrants comprised 26 cyclists. 66 runners. 32 for general sports, «;nd 47 dancers and pipers. The champion events resulted as follow:

Cveling (half-mile).—P. Griffin 1, P. O'Sbca 2. Nine others competed. Time, lmin 62tfiec.

Cycling (three miles).—Griffin 1, O'Shea. 2, 11. W. Cant 3. Seven others started. Time, 6min 41isoe.

_High Jump.— G. Campbell (sft BJ,in) 1 Two others competed.

_ Putting _ 221b ' Stone.—P. Munro (35ft si») 1. Six competed. Cumberland Wrestling.—P. Murphy 1, W. J. Seott 2. Three others competed. Highland Fling (Girls).—May Thorn 1, S Glennie 2. Twelve others competed. The principal handicap events resulted as follow : 135 Yards Race.—There were 24 competitors ir the five heats, and the final resulted as follows:—W. Pearse (B£yds) 1. C. A. Corder (6vds) 2, E. P. Stock (34yds) 3. Half-mile Race—W. Casey (45vds) 1. A. Tracey (50yds) ?. A. W. Dormer'(Boyds) 3. Eighteen ran, Time., lmin 55|see*. 75 Yards Race.-R, MTlwjick (7Jvds) 1, J. J. Liveisay 2. J. Quick (6Jyds) 3. Twenty-one competed. Time, 7-fye'e. One-mile Race.—R. Fitzgerald (125vds) 1. W. Cnwy (80yds) 2, C, Hack (80yds) 3. Seven others ran.

Quarter-mile Race.-—Dormer (scratch) 1. V?. Pearse (22yd*) 2. M. Bcrminghani (lovcls) 3. Twelve others rati. Time, 50? sec.

Cycling (oiie mile and a-half).—P. Griffin (25vds) 1. J. M. Smith (160vds) 2. O. O'Connor (2<")oyds) 3. Twelve competed! Time, -Imin 7?sec.

Cvcling (one mile). P. Griffin (15vds) 1. A. E. Smith <losyds) 2, A. Fraser 95ydfi) 3. Time, 2min s|sec. BOXING. ' A boxing contest for the professional light-weight championship and a, purse of £4O took place at. Tim am last night between W. Rhutt. a local boxer, ex-amateur Australasian champion, and P. Cook, of Taumarunui, the present, holder. The decision went easily to Cook on points. Tn a. bantam contest Gunn beat V. Kerr, of Christ church, easily ; and in the lightweights K. Morris, of Kaiapoi, beat J. Stewart, of Tiniani, at the end of the second round. In his second match at billiards with Stevenson in London this week George Gray made a break of 789, all off the red.

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RUNNING, BOXING, ETC., Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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RUNNING, BOXING, ETC. Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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