A YOUNG athlete jumped more than his own height to set a new Scottish indoor record.
Scott Connal from Lenzie achieved an amazing leap of 1m 60cm on Sunday – more than 10cms above his own height.
The 11-year-old Millersneuk Primary pupil – who is 1m 49cm tall himself – amazed onlookers with a stylish jump of 1m 55cm to break Greg Boyd’s 1m 54cm record from 2003.
Scott then went on to attempt the next height up of 1m 60cm – which he cleared on his 3rd attempt smashing the record by 6cm.
This result is a AAA grade 1 performance ranking Scott 1st in his age group (under 13 boys) in Scotland and second in the UK. Proving his stamina – despite his exertions in the high jump – Scott then went on to win his heats in 200m and 60m hurdles at the same event – a Scottish Athletics indoor league meeting in Kelvin Hall.
Scott has been training with multi-discipline coach Iain McEwan at Whitemoss Amateur Athletics Club in East Kilbride since January 2011 when he was jumping 1m 35cm.
Scott is “delighted” that under Iain’s expert guidance he has improved to this level.
NEW HEIGHTS (pictured): Scott Connal from Lenzie is a real record breaker.