JADE O’Dowda continued her fine 2018 to win gold in the under 20 long jump at the England Championships in Bedford.

Just weeks after clinching the national heptathlon title in her age group, the Oxford City AC teenager impressed again.

O’Dowda smashed her personal best by 23cm to secure the long jump title with a leap of 6.24m.

She was just one centimetre off the UKA world junior standard.

City clubmate Alice Hopkins was also victorious, winning the under 23 long jump with a pb of 6.46.

Abingdon's Ben Claridge became the under 23 400m champion in a time of 47.42secs.

A blistering last 100m saw the University of Bath student win by 0.24secs.

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  • Abingdon's Ben Claridge is all smiles after winning the under 23 400m

Radley’s Kathryn Woodcock set a season’s best of 49.03m to clinch bronze in the under 23 discus.

Hopkins also competed in the under 23 100m hurdles, finishing seventh in the final after setting a personal best of 13.94 in the heats.

O’Dowda was sixth in the under 20 equivalent, lowering her pb to 14.21.

Clubmate Tim Stephens set a new mark of 53.29 to finish fourth in the under 23 400m hurdles.

Abingdon’s Tiffany Cox was also in action at the event, coming sixth in her under 23 100m heat.

Faith Brew, of Radley, was fifth during the early rounds of the under 20 400m, while City's Ella Turner reached the final but was disqualified.

Banbury Harriers’ Ollie Sprio finished seventh and eighth in his heats of the under 20 200m and 100m respectively.

Bicester AC’s Ben West was eighth in his under 20 1500m heat.