Raising the bar

Tallulah Jeffes U4 equalled the national high jump record at the National Prep Schools Championships at Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham on 24th June. 

Tallulah won the IAPS national competition and gained her record with a jump of 1.56 metres. She also won the competition trophy for the outstanding performance of the meeting, the Corden Cup.

Five St Swithun’s girls, including Tallulah, competed at the national competition, having qualified at the Wessex area competition in early June.  

The girls all performed extremely well at Birmingham. Maddie Turner won first place in the 300m and came third in the long jump. Elizabeth Adamson came third in the javelin and third in the 800m. Freya Green qualified for a place in the 200m final and Alice Bentinck also made it through to the 75m hurdles final.

A delighted Tallalah said “It was a very exiting competition, and was made even better by how well everyone did. I was so happy when I found out I had won the high jump, and overjoyed that I had equalled the national record”.

To add to her success, a few days later, Tallalah set a new St Swithun’s high jump record of 1.52 metres at the school’s sports day.

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