Jayne Jumps into Record Books

Published on 27 June 2006 Categories: Sports,  Senior School

Sixth Year pupil, Jayne Nisbet, continued her record breaking run when despite injury she gained the school Sports Day record for the long jump with a jump of 5.26m. The record had stood since 2000, set by Gillian Cooke, Commonwealth Games competitor and a former pupil of George Watson's, who was back to see Jayne compete. In total, Jayne won the Carruthers Cup for 100m, the S6 Cup for the High Jump - where she beat her own school sports record of 1.66m with a jump of 1.67m, the Ovens Trophy for Long Jump and the Hutchison Spence Cup for the Individual Championship for S5 & S6 girls. Earlier this month, Jayne took all three jump titles and became the pentathlon champion for the second year running at the Scottish Power Scottish Schools' Championships. Her successes there earned her the Frances Barker Trophy for what was, undoubtedly, the most outstanding female performance in the Championships. Previously this trophy has been won by girls such as Linsey McDonald and Yvonne Murray who went on to represent the United Kingdom at the highest level. This achievement is remarkable as Jayne took up athletics only two years ago, yet she is currently the Scottish U19 indoor champion for high jump and long jump, and has already gained a senior Scottish cap for the high jump.

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