Glasgow 2014: Capital kid Heatly into diving final

James Heatly scored a personal best this morning. Pic: GREG MACVEAN

James Heatly scored a personal best this morning. Pic: GREG MACVEAN

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George Watson’s pupil James Heatly has qualified for tonight’s men’s 1m springboard diving finals after setting a personal best in the preliminary morning session at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

The 17-year-old placed tenth from a field of 14 to ensure he cemented one of the 12 qualifying spots.

England’s Jack Laugher finished well clear at the top of the leaderboard after six rounds and must fancy his chances of securing the Commonwealth title.

However, Capital star Heatly said: “I set a new PB so I’m really happy with it and over the moon. It’s been amazing so I was ecstatic with the home crowd.

“I’ve not come to these Games with any medal hopes so I’m just here to do my best performance. Hopefully, I’ll do my best this evening. I’ve got a score target in my mind, I’m not too bothered where I place – if I get a PB then that’s fine I’m happy with that.

“It all counts for experience so I just take one competition at a time.”