SPARTANS NUTTALL TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN AT LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL

TRACK AND FIELD
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL

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SPARTANS NUTTALL TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN AT LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
Trinity Western University’s Scottish high jumper, Emma Nuttall, will represent the Great Britain Junior Team at this weekend’s Loughborough International Athletics event, a competition that pits England, Scotland, Wales, Loughborough University Alumni, a British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Select team and the Great Britain Juniors against each other in a scored competition.

Nuttall earned her spot on the team by having posted an early season jump of 1.78m, which is the top outdoor jump in 2011 in the United Kingdom amongst U20 athletes.

The event, which is in its 53rd year, goes Sunday, May 22.

Nuttall signed with Trinity Western earlier this spring shortly after former Scottish Athletics head coach Laurier Primeau was named the Spartans track and field and cross country head coach.

The 19-year-old from Edinburgh is Scotland’s reigning national senior and U20 indoor high jump champion and has a personal best of 1.83m, which would have earned her a gold medal at last year’s CIS championship as it was the University of Toronto’s Sarah Boyle taking the top spot on the podium with a jump of 1.78m.

About Spartan Athletics:
Since Trinity Western entered the CIS in 1999, Spartan student-athletes have accumulated a number of significant awards including a CIS Athlete of the Year (BLG) award, four CIS Player of the Year awards, a CIS Elite Eight Academic All-Canadian award, three CIS Rookie of the Year awards, a CIS Libero of the Year award, three CIS community service awards and numerous CIS All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star awards. In twelve years as members of the CIS, the Spartans have won six national titles (women’s soccer in 2004, 2008, 2009 and men’s volleyball in 2006, 2011), 15 CIS championship medals, an individual CIS championship in track and seven Canada West championships.

About TWU:
Trinity Western University, in Langley, BC, is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.

About Canada West Universities Athletic Association
Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year, 1997 to 2010. Comprised of 14 schools, from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in pro leagues or events such as the Olympics, Paralympics or Universiade Games. “cwuaa” on Twitter.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-one universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

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Last Updated: 2013-08-22
Author: Mark Janzen