Her record came in the Under 17 Women’s Hammer competition, which saw her win with a best throw of 39.81m, which was achieved in her first of four attempts, bettering her previous figures by a whole 1.53m (five feet in old money), which also now sees her ranked No 1 in the region, and eighth in the UK, a fine early season effort indeed.
Jessica won by a clear four metres over Darlington’s Rosie Thompson,
who produced an on the day best of 35.56m.
Later in the competition, she won the Discus, also with a new personal best of 31.33m,
again inflicting defeat on Thompson, on this occasion by the comfort of around 3.50m.
Gardiner, bettering her previous figures by 1.38m (just over four foot in old money),
now sits at No 3 in the UK, and 1st in the region as a result of her splendid efforts.
Jessica is pictured above receiving her well-earned Certificate of Achievement from Morpeth Harriers
Official George Patterson at the opening NEYDL Meeting held at Middlesbrough.