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Hanna Jumps To Top Of British Rankings

At UK Athletics  Jumps Festival

Hanna Hewitson jumped to the top of the British rankings for under 17 ladies triple jump to shatter her old personal best of 11.83 metres in a eventful meeting at the UKA Jumps Festival in Stoke.

Hewitson now tops the British Rankings with 12.09 metres, but jumped to a huge new personal best of 12.33 metres, but was declared wind assisted and will not count.  Kayley Acorn From Worthing, In West Sussex who beat Hanna last week at the British Championships jumped to 12.03 metres, the second longest in the distance in the UK this year.  Yet, Kayley jumped to a distance of 12.37 metres, but that was declared wind assisted (above 3 metres per second), to push Hanna into second place in the competition.  So Hanna was beaten by 3cms in the competition, but the two longest jumps ever recorded in the UK by these two athletes do not stand, where Kayley was declared the winner!!!! on distance!!!!


Hanna opened with 11.95 metres and then completed her 2nd jump with 12.09 metres to go on to record 3 non jumps, with a final wind assisted effort of 12.33 metres to put her in second place behind Kayley Acorn`s 12.37 metres.

Jumps Coach Neil Templeman was delighted with the competition and claimed it was even better than the British Championships last week, where these two athletes are head and shoulders above the rest of the athletes, where they have pushed each other on throughout the season, with the North of England and South of England champions battling away!!!

Hanna went on to say that she really enjoyed the competition today, especially the usual battles with Kayley, as they have pushed each other out of their comfort zones, where Hanna said she loves the fact they can be great rivals but also very good friends as well on the athletics circuit.