Millfield Success at the British Biathlon Championships

50 Millfield and Millfield Prep School athletes travelled to the University of Bath to compete in the British Modern Biathlon Championships 2021, after the event had been delayed a year due to covid 19.

Millfield athletes competed in age groups from U9 up to U19, and collectively won 14 medals across the day, including four golds, six silvers and four bronzes.

In the U19 girls category, Lower Sixth Jasmine Caley finished second, while Upper Sixth Juliette Janne D'Othee took the bronze. Year 11 Gerard Mcgrady was U16 boys British Biathlon Individual Champion, while Tate Green placed third in the U16 girls category. In the U15 girls category, Year 10 Bianca Gomez-Velasco placed second. In the U14 boys event, Year 9 Dexter Townsend was British Biathlon Individual Champion whilst Tom Webb claimed the silver medal. Year 9 Annabelle Suffield finished in bronze medal position in the U14 girls category.

Millfield runners on University of Bath track

Representing Millfield Prep School, Year 8 pupil Caleb Gifford-Groves was second in the U13 boys event, while Year 7 pupils Iona Murray and Vienna Townsend placed second and third respectively in the U12 girls. Year 6 pupil Lois Murray was second in the U11 girls, while great success was enjoyed in the U9 categories as Year 4 pupil Sophia Edwards-Newnham and Year 3 pupil Cooper Lawson both became British Biathlon Individual Champions.

Millfield U12 Girls team on University of Bath track

Millfield also experienced significant team success, with the U19, U14, U12 and U10 girls teams, and the U14, U13 and U9 boys teams all being crowned overall team national champions in their respective categories.

Millfiled U13 Boys team modern pentathlon

Lead Modern Pentathlon coach Antonia Cord said, “We had a great day of competition, I was so impressed by the sportsmanship, care and support given to each other and other competitors. A parent of another school personally thanked me that a Millfield student helped support their child when they were feeling very nervous before a race, the whole squad is a credit to the school. A huge well done to all of our athletes, we had a lot of success and medals but also a fantastic competition experience.”

Millfield Modern Pentathlon regularly enters athletes for regional and national competitions in biathle, biathlon, triathlon, tetrathlon and pentathlon. The club has close links with regional Talent and Athlete Development Programmes, into which Millfield students are regularly selected. Old Millfieldians include former Olympian and Pentathlon GB Team Leader Dominic Mahoney and Irish Olympian and European Champion Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe.

Learn more about Millfield Modern Pentathlon here.

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