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Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships

Jess Hood to represent NZ at Oceania Athletics Championships

Year 13 St Paul’s athlete, Jess Hood, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the under-20 category at the Oceania Area and Combined Events Championships in Fiji on 28 June – 1 July.

The superstar sprinter, who nominated herself for the opportunity, is one of 55 kiwi athletes who will join competitors from 20 countries at ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Jess’ selection comes off the back of a stunning athletics season where she earned a podium position at every major competition she competed in.

St Paul’s Athletics coach, Martin Holmes, says the opportunity is “a great stepping stone for Jess to gain entry into higher levels of competition.”