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Silver for Ben Hillman

Monday 13 March 2017

Several Cardiff athletes travelled to Sheffield to take part in the England Athletics under15/under 17 combined events championships and Ben Hillman established himself as one of the best all-round athletes in Britain by taking the silver medal in the under 15 boys' pentathlon.

With three personal bests (high jump 1.61m, long jump 6.02m and 60m hurdles 8.90), Ben amassed a total points score of 2,911 for a clear second place behind winner Joseph Harding (3,132).

Ben nearly missed out on his medal with two no-throws in the shot put before rescuing the situation with a respectable third and final throw of 10.61m.

Well done Ben.

Other Cardiff athletes in Sheffield were Ben Henson (under 15 boys - 6th), Harri Wheeler-Sexton (under 17 men - 6th), Tom Britt (under 17 men - 7th), Cameron Pamment (under 17 men - 15th) and Sofia Vella (under 17 women - 15th).

Ben Hillman and Harri Wheeler-Sexton are also the Welsh champions as the best performing Welsh athletes in their events.