JADE IVE - POLE VAULT
Jade started Pole Vault at age of 15. She made history as the first British female vaulter under 17 to jump over 4m. Jade then went on to represent Great Britain at the World Junior Champs and England at the Commonwealth Youth Games the same year. Jade finished 1st at the Commonwealth Youth Games and broke the Games record.
Jade suffered with injuries during the early Senior age groups but she came back stronger and more confident and went onto finish second at the outdoor British championships in 2016 and then won the indoor British title in 2017 jumping 3 new personal bests going from 4.15m to 4.35 in the same competition.
This earned Jade selection for the Muller Grand Prix the following weekend for team Great Britain.
The following day Jade competed for her county to take the title as County Champion and increased her personal best once more to 4.36m.
4.26m was the qualifying height for the Commonwealth games in 2018 Jade but narrowly missed a spot with the team placing her as a first reserve.
Jade has moved to a new coach in Brian Hooper who has been introducing new levels to her vaulting. In 2018 Jade gained a silver medal at the British Indoor Championships and later that year was invited to the Great North City Games where she increased her outdoor personal best to 4.25m placing 3rd.
Jade trains 5-6 times a week around her full time job as a Sales Account Manager working hard towards her ultimate dream and goal of representing Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics and the next Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Coach: Brian Hooper
From: Sutton and District AC
First female under 17 to clear 4m
World Junior 2008 Bydgosz 13th.
Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 Gold and the Games Record.
Numerous England selections.
British Indoor Champion 2017
England Champion 2015, 2016, 2017
Great North City Games 3rd
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