Sarah Cowley finished ninth in the high jump final after clearing 1.86m on her third attempt but failing at the next level of 1.89m.
Eleanor Patterson of Australia won with a season’s best of 1.96m.
“That’s sport and that’s high jumping,” said Cowley on not clearing 1.89m.
“I felt good but just lacked rhythm on the 1.89. I jumped well at the earlier heights obviously I’m disappointed not to have got over that 1.89 and given myself another chance, but that’s what high jumping is about executing, it just didn’t happen,” she added.
“There’s no excuses you’ve got to bring it on the day, I did my best and my team prepared me so well and I’m so grateful to them and it’s just a shame I couldn’t deliver.
“I knew it would take a PB for me to be in contention and I’m in PB shape in terms of my form and everything that’s credit to my team.”
Cowley said that she now needs time to reflect on this latest performance.
“Even though I would like to have jumped higher I think it is important to just enjoy once I get over the disappointment of this campaign because I don’t know if it is my last jump or whatever but all I know it’s really been a privilege,” she said.
Athletics New Zealand Correspondent