Team gold adds to individual silver and bronze medals as Bath students impress at BUCS Pentathlon Championships
University of Bath students won team gold and there were individual medals for Bradley Sutton and Olivia Green when they competed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Pentathlon Championships in Oxford.
Santander Sporting Scholar Sutton (pictured), who studies Sports Performance, was runner-up in the men’s competition for a second successive year, only being pipped to gold by eight points by Cambridge University’s Henry Choong, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian and Bath Mathematics graduate Joe.
Sport & Exercise Science student Green, who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, was a bronze-medallist in the women’s competition behind Pentathlon GB’s Kerenza Bryson and Mathematics graduate Eilidh Prise, who is now a postgraduate at University of Aberdeen.
Sutton and Green scored 1,333 and 1,277 points respectively which, added to a 1,190 point haul from Sport & Social Science student Montgomery Podger after his seventh-placed finish in the men’s event, saw Bath finish well clear of the field in the team competition.
Physical Activity & Health student Georgia Hannam, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, failed to score in the ride but still finished a fine ninth in the women’s competition.
The BUCS Biathlon Championships, featuring a swim and run, also took place over the weekend and saw Sports Performance student Sarah-Jane Walker win a silver medal in the women’s event.
The University of Bath is home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, with many athletes taking the opportunity to pursue both their sporting and academic careers. Click here to find out more about modern pentathlon.