Members of West Coast Pentathlon Youth Team, located in Novato, just returned home from competing at the USA Nationals for Modern Pentathlon at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs CO.
The team came home with a sweep in the Mix Relay US National, Samuel Felix and Hannah Spencer with an outstanding finish taking the gold medal, Alex Kivela and partner Kelsey Urbach received the silver medal, and Andrew Tapia and partner Alice Lee captured the bronze medal.
In the individual competition Andrew Tapia placed third, receiving a bronze medal in youth A, Samuel Felix a bronze in youth B, and Catrina Cecchin a bronze medal in youth C.
All athletes compete in 4 sports: fencing, swimming, running /shooting, as youth. Junior and Senior divisions add the equestrian sport of show jumping. Athletes train year round; most competitions are held during school breaks.