A DOLLAR ACADEMY student’s tremendous run helped team Scotland earn second place at a home nation’s pentathlon competition last month.
FIII pupil Lucy Smith made her international debut in Ireland earlier in December when she raced against top all-round athletes.
She was competing for Scotland in the Schools Pentathlon International, earning a silver after beating Ireland, Wales and losing to a very strong England team.
Lucy opened the day with a 4.55m long jump, followed by a 10.06s run in the 60m hurdles.
Placing herself in one of the top positions, she cleared 1.54m in the high jump and a decent 8.44m in shot-put saw her go into the 800m event, with her team in third place ahead of Wales at the time.
With Ireland within touching distance, Lucy knew she had to go strong for her team and dug in hard to put a tremendous run in.
Defeating three of the four Irish athletes, she ran the race in 2.41.76 to help lift Scotland to second place. Overall, she finished 14th place with a score of 2,815.
PE teacher Mrs Galloway said: “Lucy had a great experience in her trip to Ireland and hopes to come back and represent Scotland again.”