Loughborough International Stadium, 2 September 2016.
There was some fantastic competitive jumping at the Schools Games in Loughborough yesterday as the best U17 athletes from each region took part in the Triple Jump competitions as part of the multi-sport “Schools Olympics” festival.
In the Girls event Claudimira Landim, who now ranks 2nd on the UK All-time U17 rankings thanks to her 12.37m at the England Athletics U17 Championships , dominated the contest from round 1 to win with 11.86m for the South East. Kara Dobbie, who has improved her PB by 1.30m since first competing in the event in January, was 2nd for Scotland with 11.25m, while Cheshire County Schools Champion Katie Waterworth was 3rd for the North West with 11.19m.
In the Boys competition English Schools Champion, England Athletics U17 Champion and England Athletics U20 Championships silver medallist Wesley Matsuka-Williams was once again over 15 metres this season with his final jump of 15.20m to take 1st place for the Midlands. Teepee Princewill, competing for the South East, was one of 4 jumpers setting new PBs in the competition as he improved on his previous best by 6cm with 15.11m with his last attempt. Emmanuel Odubanjo, representing the North West, broke his previous PB of 14.56m twice during the event with leaps of 14.59m in round 3 and 14.69m in round 4 as he finished in 3rd place. Tobi Adeniji added 37cm to his previous PB with his opener of 13.68m for the North East, while Jai Benson of Northern Ireland bettered his previous best of 13.24m with his opening leap of 13.35m before improving even further with 13.55m in round 4.