Commonwealth Games: Eliza McCartney sets new personal best ahead of Gold Coast Games

New Zealand pole vaulter  Eliza McCartney has soared to new heights after beating her personal best and national record at Auckland's SkyCity on Sunday.

The 21-year-old cleared 4.90m at the Vertical Pursuit - eight centimetres higher than the personal best she set last year.

However, the height won't count as a record of any sort as the facilities didn't meet international standards.

The Olympic Bronze medallist did then attempt to clear the 5m mark, but couldn't achieve it in three attempts.

Finishing second in the competition was American Morgann LeLeux with 4.35m while Kiwi Imogen Ayris produced her highest ever vault, clearing 4.20m.

McCartney will compete at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge next week - the last event before the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games-bound Kiwi Nick Southgate won the men's competition with a best clearance of 5.10m.