SPARTANS NUTTALL WINS ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20 HIGH JUMP TITLE, QUALIFIES FOR EUROPEAN U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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SPARTANS NUTTALL WINS ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20 HIGH JUMP TITLE, QUALIFIES FOR EUROPEAN U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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BEDFORD, England – Incoming Trinity Western high jumper Emma Nuttall continues to shine in Great Britain this summer as she most recently won the Aviva England Athletics Under-20 title with a winning jump of 1.82 metres and, in doing so, qualified for the upcoming European Under-20 (Junior) Championships in Tallinn, Estonia July 21-24.

With her clearance of 1.82m, the 19-year-old Nuttall, who will join the Spartans track and field team this fall, posted an outdoor personal best and was just one centimetre shy of her overall personal best of 1.83m, which she accomplished while winning gold at the Scottish Senior Indoor Championships earlier this year.

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

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