TROWBRIDGE’S Sarah Wilson enjoyed a successful week in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas as part of the Pentathlon GB U19 team at the European Tetrathlon Championships, coming away with a bronze medal in the mixed relay.

The 18-year-old easily qualified for the final after finishing sixth in her heat following a 2min 37secs clocking for the 200m swim, 11 victories from 22 bouts in the fencing hall and a speedy leg in the 800m combined run-shoot.

After a day of rest, Wilson was back at it in the final in sweltering temperatures of 31C.

The Wiltshire youngster slightly improved her swim time to 2:35.80, but a tough fencing session followed as she claimed just 13 victories to 22 defeats.

That left Wilson in 33rd place prior to the laser run, however, a superb effort in the final saw her make progress through the field and the second quickest time of the day meant she crossed the finish line in 12th place.

Wilson then partnered Josh Hood for the mixed relay, with the swim again proving the weakest discipline as the duo finished towards the rear of the pack.

A vastly-improved fencing performance saw Wilson come away with nine victories coupled to eight successes for Hood as they climbed to eighth overall.

Wilson produced another sterling performance in the laser run to move the team up to third at the changeover, with Hood able to maintain that position and secure them a bronze medal.