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Modern Pentathlon 12Jan 2016

Silver for Sykes as Hartpury students start strongly in bid for GB qualification

Silver for Sykes as Hartpury students start strongly in bid for GB qualification

Hartpury’s Harry Sykes showed no signs of a New Year dip as he powered his way to a second place finish at the first Great Britain ranking competition of 2016.

Sykes’ all-round performance saw him finish highest out of six other Hartpury students as the college had five competitors gaining top 10 finishes in the boys’ and girls’ events, cementing their credentials for eventual Great Britain selection.

The A-level student was joined in the boys’ top 10 by Bradley Sutton, Jack Ayling and Josh Miller – who finished fourth, six and eighth respectively – while Paris Allen returned from injury to finish sixth in the girls event.

Sutton, Sykes and Ayling all found themselves in the top 10 after the event’s opening swim before the Hartpury team claimed four of the top six positions in the fencing to put them in a strong position heading into the combined event.

Allen, a BTEC Diploma Sport and Exercise Sciences student, returned to action with a first place finish in the swim before dropping only three hits out of a possible 23 in her fencing to maintain top spot. The 17-year-old eventually finished sixth after a lack of training told heading into the run.

Lucas Epple and Sophie Pedlar finished 18th and 22nd in their respective boys’ and girls’ events to complete a good event for Hartpury’s pentathletes.

Hartpury’s Head of Modern Pentathlon, Mat Dewey, said: “This was a great way for us to kick off the New Year with a lot of strong individual performances despite limited training over Christmas. Everyone gave it their all and produced some strong results.

“Now we’ll turn our attention to building on these good performances and look to improve them at the second selection competition early in February.”

07 Nov 2016 Modern Pentathlon

Cross-country climbers - modern pentathletes score personal bests in county race

Three of Hartpury’s modern pentathletes bettered their performances as the second round of the Gloucester cross country league took place over the weekend.

26 Aug 2016 Modern Pentathlon

Pentathlon pair set sights on more success as duo grab gold in GB youth’s stand-out summer performance

Josh Miller and Harry Sykes signed off their season in style as the pentathlon pair were crowned men’s relay champions at the Under-19s European Championships.

30 Jun 2016 Modern Pentathlon

Sutton signs off in style with National Championships success

Bradley Sutton signed off in style last weekend as he stormed to success at the National Modern Pentathlon Championships in his final appearance as a Hartpury pentathlete.

29 Apr 2016 Modern Pentathlon

Hartpury athletes show precious mettle to strike silver and gold at National Championships

Hartpury’s modern pentathletes struck gold and silver in the National Modern Triathlon Championships at Solihull at the weekend.