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Plymouth College’s Georgina Mitchell claims national crown

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PLYMOUTH College modern pentathlon scholar Georgina Mitchell has won the under-15 title in the British Triathlon Championships.

The talented multi-eventer was 40 points clear of the second-placed athlete in the shoot, swim and combined (run/shoot) competition.

Taking place in Solihull, the college’s under-17 girls’ team of Jessica Manning (8th), Seren Allin (10th)and Catherine Bishop (12th) took bronze at the championships.

Paddy Erskine just missed out on a medal coming fourth in the under-19 boys’ event.

Annabel Denton was a creditable eighth in the under-13 girls’ category with Lauren Singleton taking 13th spot in the under-15 event.

Elsewhere, Plymouth College’s Eimear O’Neill won the girls’ Youth B Irish Pentathlon Championships.

Held in Dublin, O’Neill won by nearly 100 points in the fence, swim, ride and combined (run/shoot) competition.  Paddy Erskine was second in the Youth A boys’ event.

Meanwhile, in the latest round of the GB selection events for the Youth A and B European and World Championships, Kerenza Bryson (Youth A) took first place.

Held at Hartpury College, Myles Pillage was third in the boys’ Youth A event, Georgina Mitchell sixth in Youth B and Ed Clark 11th in Youth A.

“I am delighted with this latest set of results,” said Andy Hill, the college’s director of modern pentathlon and fencing.

“This is a very busy time for the academy with multi-eventing competitions nearly every weekend – our young athletes are having to work hard and stay focussed.

“There are a number of international competitions this summer and I am hopeful that Plymouth College will be well represented.”

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