Jayne Nisbet sets a season’s best in Cork

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Edinburgh high jumper Jayne Nisbet produced a season’s best of 1.83m to win in Cork and boost her morale for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Another Capital high jumper and Games pick performing well in the Cork Games in Ireland was Ray Bobrownicki (Edinburgh University), who cleared 2.21m in coming second to Games team-mate David Smith (Glasgow), 2.24m.

US-born Bobrownicki goes to fourth on the Scottish all-time list for the event.

Two more Games picks, Sarah Warnock and Kirsty Yates (both Edinburgh Athletic Club), finished third in their events, Warnock reaching a wind-assisted 6.10m in the long jump and Yates coming back to form with 15.51m in the shot.

Allan Hamilton (EAC) – who was so unlucky to miss selection for the Games, having achieved only one of the two qualifying standards required – was second with 7.64 metres in the long jump, the second best legal jump of his career.

“The conditions were quite difficult with quite a gusty wind and I’m quite pleased with that as I had several other jumps in the 7.40m or 7.50m range,” said the Queen Margaret University graduate.

Elsewhere, Josh Kerr (EAC) won the Scottish Under-17 3000 metres championship at Grangemouth in 8:40.67, which puts him up to tenth on the all-time list for that age group.