4 Jul 2014

Baillie joins NZ Games team

5:44 pm on 4 July 2014

The Morrinsville runner Kristie Baillie is a late inclusion in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team for Glasgow.

The 22-year-old Baillie has gained the final spot in the women's 4x400m relay.

She was the national 400m champion in 2012 and has a best time in 2014 of 54.69 set on the Gold Coast last weekend and a personal best of 53.19 seconds in 2012.

She was earlier named as first reserve for the team and her inclusion brings the relay squad to six.

The other squad members are Zoe Ballantyne, Portia Bing, Katherine Camp, Brooke Cull and Louise Jones.

Baillie's inclusion means Monique Dell, who had been pending selection for the relay team subject to form and fitness, misses out.

The selection of Baillie brings the Athletics team for Glasgow to 22.