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Plymouth College duo claim medals at national pentathlon event

WINNER: Plymouth College’s Georgina Mitchell

PLYMOUTH College’s Georgina Mitchell continued her fine start to 2017 by winning the third Pentathlon GB National Youth Ranking Competition of the year on Sunday.

The under-17 event was run as a modern triathlon (swimming, shooting and running) and Mitchell was joined on the podium by her school team-mate Annabel Denton, who claimed third place.

Mitchell scored 753 points, with Saint Felix School’s Kamie Lowe second on 741 and Denton finishing with 731.

The event opened with a 200m swim at Cheltenham Leisure Centre, with Mitchell clocking 2:13.98, which ranked her second.

THIRD PLACE: Annabel Denton

Denton clocked 2:26.82, which was eighth fastest time.

However, it was the combined laser-shoot and run discipline, which was held at Hartpury College, which decided the medal placings.

Denton produced a stunning performance to produce the quickest time of the day at 10:56.50, which moved her up from eighth into the top three.

Mitchell, who recently finished fifth at the GB Youth International in Solihull, was not far behind with a time of 11:00.67 to take overall gold.

The next under-17 ranking competition will be part of the British Modern Tetrathlon Championships April 22-23.

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