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On Wednesday 31 May, Fourth Former Seon Shaw and Fifth Former Philip Kastner competed in an inter-county pentathlon competition held at the K2 Stadium in Crawley.

2017 Inter County Pentathlon Competition

Seon finished third in the U15 contest with a score of 1913 points, following a fine personal best of 2:26.2 in the final 800m event. Whilst in the U17 pentathlon, Philip took second place overall with 2365 points, having led the competition until the final event. Philip improved his personal best performances in the high jump with a jump of 1.75m, javelin with a throw of 35.99m and a fighting performance in the 800m, not his strongest event, in 2min 38.8sec.

As a result of their endeavours, the pair have been selected to represent Middlesex in the South-East Regional Combined Events Championships to be held at Kingsmeadow Stadium in Kingston on 24-25 June. Although not able to compete in Crawley, another Fourth Form pupil, Greg Zoppos, has also been selected for the competition in Kingston, where competitors will be fighting to qualify for the English Schools’ National Championships to be held in September.

Full results

Seon Shaw: High Jump 1.45m, 80m Hurdles 14.6, Long Jump 4.75m, Shot Put 9.02m, 800m 2:26.2. 3rd place U15 overall.

Philip Kastner: Long Jump 5.95m, 100m Hurdles 15.7, High Jump 1.75m, Javelin 35.99m, 800m 2:38.8. 2nd place U17 overall.

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