Great Britain call ups for Modern Pentathletes
Published: 01 March, 2013
Three Plymouth College athletes have been selected to represent
Great Britain in a multi-nation modern pentathlon event next
weekend. Kelcey Pillage (Youth A girls), Kerenza Bryson
(Youth B girls) and Myles Pillage (Youth B boys) will compete
against athletes from Hungary, France, Germany and Japan to name
just a few.
They received their call-ups after taking part in the Great
Britain pentathlon trials at Hartpury in Gloucester. Kelcey
will compete in a swim, run/shoot, fencing event while Kerenza and
Myles will take on swim, run/shoot.
Part of Plymouth College's Modern Pentathlon and Fencing
Academy, Kelcey is no stranger to representing her country and is
on the World Class Talent Programme. Kerenza is the reigning
British Age Group Triathlon, Tetrathlon and Pentathlon champion and
Myles is the reigning British Age Group Triathlon champion.
In fencing news, 11 Plymouth College athletes have qualified for
the National Epee Championships after top performances in the South
West event. Tim Andrews (U16 boys), Yasmine Fosu (U14 girls)
and Josh Hellings (U14 boys) claimed gold medals, Alice Simmonds
(U14 girls) and Benjamin Andrews (U12 boys) took silver with bronze
medals going to Wing-Kwan Yuen (U16 girls), Chloe Hamilton (U16
girls), Catherine Bishop (U14 girls) and Piers Dupre-Thomas (U14
boys). Jamaican international Tia Simms-Lymn and Kerenza
Bryson both received byes to the national event.
"It is such an honour to see three of our modern pentathletes
selected to represent Great Britain," said Plymouth College
Director of Modern Pentathlon and Fencing, Andy Hill. "They
have had some great results over the last 12 months and to be able
to compete for their country is the icing on the cake.
"I am also delighted to see so many fencers qualify for the
national championships. We had a couple of champions last
year and I anticipate some good results in 2013."