Triple-jumper Emma Pringle was ‘absolutely buzzing’ after smashing her personal best (PB) at a major competition – but she insists she can go even further.
The 21-year-old leapt to her best ever distance at the weekend, during the British Athletics European Indoor Trials & UK Championships, in Sheffield.
The Alnwick lass’ 12.81 PB landed her both a sixth-place finish and a sixth-place UK ranking.
While the Gateshead Harrier was delighted with her performance, she believes there is more to come, as she aims to break the 13-metre barrier.
“I was ecstatic with my PB, but I am not finished yet,” vowed the determined Newcastle University student.
Particularly pleasing for Pringle was the consistency of her jumps in Sheffield.
Her previous indoor PB was 12.63 while her legal outdoor distance is 12.60.
But Sunday’s competition, saw her go 12.67 with her first jump and then 12.77 on her third leap, before landing 12.81 on her final effort.
She said: “It was a very successful competition for me and I an extremely happy with how I jumped. I have been to the competition two times before but I didn’t jump well either time so this time I was determined to prove why I deserved to be there. My first jump went well and it put me in a good frame of mind and I managed to maintain it.”
She is in competition this weekend, at the North Eastern Championships at Gateshead.
She said: “Gateshead is where I train so hopefully I will have that home advantage and produce another big jump. It would be great to further my PB again.”