Harris moves to top of UK pentathlon rankings and Bee flies up to third

Sammie Harris

Sammie Harris in action during the hurdles event at Millfield

ERME Valley Harriers’ Sammie Harris leaped to the top of the UK under-15 pentathlon rankings by winning the Somerset Schools’ title for a second year running.

Harris set a new personal best of 3,198 points, which puts her above Jessica Ennis-Hill in the all-time rankings for that age group.

Sammie HarrisCity of Plymouth Athletic Club’s Emily Bee moved to third in the UK rankings by finishing second at Millfield School with 2,959 points.

The Devon duo were competing as guests at the Somerset event, which attracted 42 entries for that age group.

Harris managed to lead the competition from start to finish, having produced an impressive display in the opening event – 75m hurdles, clocking a national standard time of 11.49 seconds.

Bee was second in the hurdles with 11.84 seconds.

Harris then threw 9.56m in the shot, with Bee managing 8.45m.

There was a personal best for Harris in the high jump where she leaped 1.54m. Bee jumped 1.51m to stay third in the competition.

Erme Valley’s Harris then produced another national standard performance in the long jump, with a mark of 5.31m. Bee moved up to second overall with a jump of 5.08m.

The pair came second and third in the final event – the 800m. Harris clocked 2:33.47 and Bee 2:35.81.

Emily bee

Plymouth’s Emily Bee in action during the shot putt at Millfield School

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