Defending champ Samantha Murray named in eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad for World Championships

03 June 2015

Samantha Murray has the chance to defend her Modern Pentathlon World Championship title after being named in an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad for this year’s event.

She will be joined in Berlin, Germany by fellow University of Bath graduates Kate French and Freyja Prentice, while Francesca Summers will make her debut at the Senior World Championships.

In the men’s event, Britain will be represented by current University of Bath students Tom Toolis, Joseph Choong and Joe Evans, plus former World Junior Champion Jamie Cooke.

Toolis, Cooke and Evans will also be heading to the World Cup Final, held in Minsk from June 11-14.

The World Championships will start on June 28 and conclude on July 4.

And they will be followed by the European Championships, being staged at the University of Bath from August 18-23. Tickets are on sale now at

Meanwhile, Joanna Muir – who has just completed a Sports Performance degree at the University – followed up her women’s relay silver medal with Summers by placing sixth in the individual final at the Junior European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mathematics student Eilidh Prise, who is supported by the Dual Career programme at the University, was a respectable 12th. Georgia Pipes – who is studying Sociology – was 30th, one place ahead of Summers.

In the men’s individual final, Thomas Lees was 26th and Sports Performance student Luke Tasker was 29th – they had previously finished fourth in the men’s relay.

The University of Bath is the national training centre for Pentathlon GB.

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