Scottish athletes to the four on the final day at Sheffield

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Scots athletes picked up four titles on the final day of the British Universities Indoor Championships at Sheffield yesterday.

Glasgow 2014 choice David Smith (Strathclyde) defeated holder Ray Bobrownicki (Edinburgh) to take the high jump with a leap of 2.20m which Games contender Bobrownick just missed.

But Bobrownicki cleared 2.17m for his second Games qualifying standard.

Another Commonwealth Games pick Guy Learmonth (Loughborough) cruised to victory in the 800 metres in 1:50.85 to regain the title he had won twice previously.

“I was able to shut down with 50 metres to go as I knew I had it won,” said the Berwick-based Lasswade AC member. “It’s a good end to my indoor campaign.”

Scottish indoor double champion Allan Hamilton (Queen Margaret), a close fourth in a personal best 6.84 secs in the 60 metres on the first day, won the long jump with his opening effort of 7.34 metres, while Games choice Jade Nimmo (West of Scotland) took the women’s long jump with 6.15m.

“I know I can go further,” said Hamilton. “In recent weeks I’ve been improving from competition to competition. I’m very pleased with gold after coming fourth in the Olympic Stadium (in 2012) and last year.”

In Canada, another EAC member, Vancouver-based Emma Nuttall (Trinity Western), won the Canada West high title with a leap of 1.84m before unsuccessfully trying 1.88m. Close English rival Isobel Pooley cleared a BUCS record 1.87m to win the title at Sheffield.