Athletics: Nuttall given the call-up by Britain

High jumper Emma Nuttall (Edinburgh AC) has been named in a small British junior team to compete in Mannheim in Germany this weekend, in preparation for the European Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, beginning on July 21.

Nuttall joins two more Scots, Manchester-based Kirsten McAslan (400 metres) and Mary Erskine FP Myra Perkins (hammer), in the team.

Her selection means, however, that she will not be able to support her club in the UK Women's League Premier Division match at Meadowbank on Saturday, while McAslan will be missing from the Manchester line-up.

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But Jayne Nisbet, the other half of the Capital's brilliant high jump duo, will be there, looking to raise her personal best of 1.83m even higher.

Backing her up in the B event will be Emma Lowrie, who is on the comeback trail after injury.

• EDINBURGH-BASED Jamie Bowie (Inverness) joins Lynsey Sharp (EAC) in the British team for the European Under-23 Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic from July 14 to 17.

Also in the team are Glasgow high jumper David Smith (Giffnock) and Dundee student Eilish McColgan (Dundee Hawkhill).

All four will miss the Scottish Championships at Scotstoun Stadium on July 16 and 17.