TRACK & FIELD
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS NUTTALL SECOND AT LOUGHBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL
LOUGHBOROUGH, England – Trinity Western University Scottish high jumper Emma Nuttall finished second at the Loughborough International Athletcis event with her best jump being 1.79m Sunday.
In the first major event of the outdoor season, Nuttall, representing the Great Britain Juniors, was only bettered by Jessica Ennis, who is the current World Indoor, World Outdoor and European Champion in the heptathlon, and her jump of 1.86m.
Competing in windy conditions, the 19-year-old Nuttall edged out Scottish rival Jayne Nisbet on count back after both women cleared 1.79m.
Prior to the weekend event, Nuttall had earned her spot on the Great Britain Juniors team by posting an early season jump of 1.78m, which was the top outdoor jump in 2011 in the United Kingdom amongst U20 athletes.
The Loughborough International is an event 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 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.
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