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Success For High School High Jumper

Truro High School's national athletics star, Jordanna Morrish, has come back from a Spanish training camp to win more medals and even add a new event to her repertoire.

At the Brookes County Championships in Par, she won the high jump, equaling her own Championship record of 1.65, and the 75m hurdles. She also came 2nd in the 200m, an event which is new to her.

Jordanna had spent the Easter break warm-weather training in Nerja, southern Spain, as part of the Solihull High Jump Group. At the end of that week, in a friendly competition between her group and another English team training at the same camp, Jordanna won her high jump event – jumping higher than girls in the older age groups, including the under 20s.

The teenager’s athletic achievements have also been recognised with a series of awards in the last few weeks. McCain, sponsors of the UK Athletics official rankings website, gave her an award for reaching the UK 10 high jump target height in 2009; she was presented with the Cornwall Athletics Club Chairman’s Trophy for the most outstanding performance by an athlete in 2009 and winter 2010 and the Redruth Charity Trust presented her with a Gold Award trophy and some sports vouchers for her many sporting achievements.

As well as her athletics success, Jordanna is also an accomplished horsewoman. For the last nine months she has let athletics take precedence, but she is also now working hard to get her pony, Fred, ready for the Junior Open show jumping event at the Royal Cornwall Show on 12th June. This is the same day as the County Schools Athletics Championships, but she is hoping to compete in both events.

Truro High School Headmistress, Caroline Pascoe, said: “Jordanna is so focused and works so hard she deserves all her success. We are all extremely proud and delighted to offer all the support she needs to continue with this high level of success.”

Published by: Darren Stevens

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