The South West Combined Events Championship was held on Saturday and Sunday 24 – 25th June in Yeovil. Athletes are selected to compete for their county and BAC were proud to see an excellent result for their athletes representing Dorset Schools.

BAC’s Seni Purnell and Jasmine Munden (U15) travelled to Yeovil on 25th June to compete in the pentathlon for Dorset schools. In the pentathlon there are five events, including the 800m, 75mH, HJ, LJ and Shot putt. Seni’s performance was so outstanding that she took the victory and won the whole event with 2934 points. Alongside Jasmine and Beatrice Hamblin (Poole AC), the team qualified for the National finals – well done girls!

Seni with her certificate for Athletics Achievement

Seni’s individual performances were excellent.  With an outstanding 800m in 2:25.49 to win the race by a convincing margin of over 11 seconds in front of 2nd place. Again another conclusive win in the 75H with a great time of 11.64.  Seni also won the LJ with a brilliant 4.94m and a PB! She put in another great performance in the HJ, clearing 1.35m and totting up more points. She also threw 8.99m in the shot putt and did not disappoint.

Seni said she was extremely chuffed to be part of such a great Dorset team, who really gave their all on the day and came away with a great result.
She said she is really looking forward to the National finals in Bedford in September. Hopefully the team can work on some of the events before September and try to push the results even further.

Brian Camp with Jasmin Munden, Seni Purnell & Beatrice Hamblin

Jasmine’s performance was also excellent with a 1st place spot in the 75mH in 13.91.
She also jumped 1.35m HJ and 4.23 in LJ to secure 3rd place and more valuable points. Jasmine ran 800m in 3:04.01 and an 8.30m spot putt to complete with a total PenU15W of 2054 points.

Seni also wanted to mention a massive, huge thank you to Brian camp. Brian works tirelessly in preparing the team for these challenges, spending numerous hours in many training sessions. Also on the day Brian really helped the girls overcome any challenges especially as it’s really tough competing in so many events in one day.

Thank you, Brian from all of us!!