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12 March 2010 / High School High Jump Star Wins More Medals

During the last weekend in February she won gold in the under 15s indoor high jump at the Aviva England Athletics Championships in Birmingham, which makes her the national indoor champion in this category.

During the first weekend in March Jordanna travelled up to Sheffield for the Amateur Athletics Association Championships where she won bronze in the under 15s pentathlon with a score that placed her third in the UK indoors and 23rd of all time indoors. Jordanna's scores also earned her a Pentathlon silver medal for the midlands region - the region Cornwall falls under.

During the competition she set three new personal best scores, broke her own county record and set a brand new indoor county record. She increased her personal best long jump score from 4.67m to 4.76m, breaking her own county record of 4.53m; increased her shot putt score from 7.17m to an impressive 7.87m and increased her overall pentathlon score from 2895 to 3021.

The increased overall pentathlon score is higher than the outdoor county pentathlon score of 2950 and as outdoor scores are usually higher than indoor scores, Jordanna's massive improvement bodes extremely well for the outdoor athletics season, which starts next month.

Her score also set a Cornish record as no one from the county has ever competed in the under 15s pentathlon before.

Jordanna will now have a five week break from competition, but will be working hard on training, one week of which will take place in Nerja, southern Spain, during the Easter school holidays.

Headmistress of Truro High School, Caroline Pascoe, said: "What excellent results! Jordanna has had a fantastic indoor athletics season and her scores promise an equally excellent outdoor season to come. We are all immensely proud of her and will endeavor to give her all the support she needs to continue her success."


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