12 Jun 2010

Teenage high jumper joins big names

5:21 pm on 12 June 2010

Some of the biggest names in New Zealand sport have been named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games athletics team, along with a teenage high jumper.

Beijing medallists, the 1500 metres runner Nick Willis and shot-putter Valerie Vili are confirmed for the October event in New Delhi, as is double Commonwealth discus gold medallist Beatrice Faumuina.

Beijing Olympians Stuart Farquar (javelin), Adrian Blincoe (5000m) and Rebecca Wardell (heptathlon) are in the initial line-up, which also includes the 19-year-old Auckland high jumper, Liz Lamb.

She's aiming to beat her personal best of 1.85 metres before setting her sights on the London Olympic Games in 2012.