DELLEAH Belgrave has soared to the top of the UK rankings for U15 girls in the long jump after producing a stunning performance at the weekend, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

The 14-year-old Swindon Harrier leapt to 5.62m, smashing her previous best by 28cm, to edge ahead of Taunton’s English Schools’ champion Seren Rodgers on the UK lists for 2019.

Coach Tony Jackson said: “That was just amazing by Delleah.

“There is a sense of frustration as that was the jump I wanted her to do at the English Schools’ Championships because I knew it was in her.

“But it is still a great effort and it is the best in the country this year in her age group.”

The only qualification to Belgrave’s achievement at a blustery Bournemouth Jumps Fest on Sunday was that it was aided by a following wins of 2.4mps, which is just over the legal allowable limit of 2.0mps.

“With the wind reading just over the legal limit by a fraction, I don’t think it helped her a lot,” added Jackson.

“But her season isn’t over yet, so hopefully she can come out and do something similar again.”

It has been quite a summer for Jackson’s athletes as alongside Belgrave’s success, fellow Harriers teenager Amy Warre proudly sits top of the UK rankings for the U15 girls triple jump.

“I look at all the boys and girls who have come through my coaching group at the Harriers over the years and I honestly feel none have been as talented as these two,” said Jackson.

“Obviously they are still young and a lot can change but I really hope they stay in the sport and go on to fulfil their potential.”

Belgrave’s leap of 5.62m was a new Harriers club age group record but Jackson said it may yet go again before the summer is over.

He said: “I told the club’s stats man to hold on from updating the record as it could change again in the next month as we have a couple more competitions lined up.”