ATHLETICS: O'Dowda tops rankings

Jade O'Dowda

Jade O'Dowda

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OXFORD City’s Jade O’Dowda has gone top of the UK under 15 girls’ pentathlon rankings.

O’Dowda won the first four disciplines at the Woodford Combined Events Open en route to an outdoor best 3,049 points.

The 14-year-old’s victories came in the 75m hurdles (12.10secs), long jump (5.05m), shot putt (8.44) and high jump (1.62), with both her leaps being English Schools qualifying marks.

O’Dowda recorded 2mins 35.40secs in the 800m to sail past the 3,000-point barrier.

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