Emma Nutall regains national high jump record

Emma Nuttall. Pic: Greg Macvean
Emma Nuttall. Pic: Greg Macvean
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As predicted in Friday’s Evening News, Capital high jumper Emma Nuttall has soared to new heights in Canada and she was even disappointed not to go even higher.

British outdoor high jump champion Nuttall (Edinburgh AC) cleared 1.88 metres to regain the Scottish National indoor record she lost to club-mate Jayne Nisbet last month.

Competing for her Vancouver team Trinity Western University in the CIS (Canadian National Student) Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday, Nuttall added one centimetre to Nisbet’s mark before a having a very close attempt at 1.91m.

“I’m gutted I didn’t get 1.91m – I was so close on my third attempt but I’ll get it in the summer,” vowed the 21-year-old history student, whose previous best indoors was 1.86m and outdoors 1.87m when she won the British title in Birmingham last year.

Nuttall had equalled Jayne Barnetson’s long-standing indoor record of 1.86m in Seattle two months ago, only for Loughborough-based Nisbet to claim it outright with a 1.87m leap at the British Indoor Championships at Sheffield last month.

Both Edinburgh women have already been named for Glasgow 2014 and lie third and fourth respectively in the 2014 British rankings behind Katarina Johnson-Thompson (1.96m) and Morgan Lake (1.91m).