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National team gold for pentathlete Bradley Sutton
BRADLEY Sutton continued his great season, finishing just outside the medals at the national championships.
The teenager from Hatch Warren finished fourth in the under-17 boys British Youth Modern Pentathlon Championships in Solihull and won team gold as part of the Dorset Pentathletes team Sutton took on his World Class Pathway peers, winning the best swim award and making it to the last eight of the fencing.
The event was made up of fencing, 200 metre swim, show jumping and combined run and shoot.
Sutton finished with 5,244 points, while winner Harry Sykes scored 5,810.
There is no rest for the Brighton Hill Community pupil as this weekend he heads to Munich looking to defend his Biathle World Tour title.
Later this month, Sutton travels to Setubal in Portugal for the European Biathle Championships, having qualified by winning the South West Biathle earlier this year.
He is looking to get amongst the medals, having finished fifth in the same event last year.
Sutton’s younger sister, Jessica, was also in action in the British Youth Modern Pentathlon Championships, in the under-13 category.
After fencing well, with a top 10 finish, she held her nerve in the show jumping and then made up four places in the combined event (run and shoot) to take 12th place overall.
The 13-year-old, who is also a pupil at Brighton Hill Community School, won a medal in the team event.
She was a member of the Dorset Pentathletes team who picked up a bronze medal, finishing behind North Kent MPC and Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.