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Plymouth College head boy wins top youth international pentathlon event

Pillage2PLYMOUTH College pentathlete Myles Pillage topped the podium in this year’s Great Britain Youth International event in Solihull.

The 18-year-old head boy dominated the men’s competition finishing first in the fence with 21 victories, before being one of only two athletes to break the two minute barrier in the swimming pool.

Competing for Great Britain, he went into the combined event with a 42 second lead and ran and shot his way to a convincing win.  Pillage also picked up a team silver.

Fellow pentathlete Anne Kleidon, competing for Germany, also came away with team silver.  The 16-year-old finished in sixth place.  Ed Clark, 17, competed for Great Britain, finished 26th.

The event saw 60 athletes from 10 nations compete. As well as representing countries from across Europe, some competitors travelled from as far as Egypt and the USA to take part in the Pentathlon GB-hosted competition.

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