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Pentathlon success for England debutant Henry Thorneywork

Solihull Editorial 16th Dec, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

IT PROVED to be an England debut to remember for Henry Thorneywork after recording a personal best score in the pentathlon on his home international pentathlon fixture at the Glasgow Emirates Arena.

The Solihull and Small Heath athlete followed in the footsteps of training partner Reuben Esien to achieve selection for the prestigious event.

And he played a key role in helping England beat Scotland by just over 100 points.

Henry finished in ninth position after recording a new personal best score of 2,936, which included personal best times in the 60m hurdles (9.03), 200m (24.19) and shot putt (11.73m) to finish off a fantastic season as a junior athlete.

Henry is currently part of the Combined Events training group at Solihull and Small Heath.

Fellow Arden Academy student Ashleigh Bailey also produced the goods after finishing fifth overall in the English School Pentathlon national finals.

She narrowly missed out on a place in the England side by only 47 points but she was able to improve her overall points total and is now ranked fifth in the UK.