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Jordan Sets Long-Jump Record

A student who took part in an athletics competition broke a long-jump record on his first attempt.

Jordan Lovell, who is in Year 11, was taking part in a tournament at the Saffron Lane athletics stadium in Leicester.

He was there with his air cadet group and was competing against other squadrons from across the area.

Jordan, who has only ever done long jump on a few occasions in school before, said: "I did my first jump and the lady said I had set a new record.

"I jumped 5m 85 - at school I'd only been doing 4m 50. I was a happy man."

The talented athlete also competed in the 1,500 race and came first.

Jordan has been an air cadet for two years and is considering a career in the forces.

He said: "My favourite thing has been taking part in the under-16s core level football because we have been playing teams from Wales and Scotland."