CURRANZ athlete Holly Mills moved up the British Pentathlon ranks with a fifth all-time best score of 4557 after a sizzling performance at the British Athletics Indoor Selection Trials in Manchester on Sunday.
Setting the event alight with two new PBs, Holly’s impressive points haul now ranks her third in the Europe. The Andover athlete is hoping this will secure her a British vest at the European Championships in Poland in two weeks’ time.
CurraNZ received an urgent message from Holly only days before her star performance – “I'm almost out of CurraNZ and I need some more before this weekend's competition!” Fortunately, CurraNZ reached her in in time.
Only a week earlier, Holly had pushed hard at an event in Loughborough and was rewarded with a new 60M hurdles PB - 0.01 fractionally faster than her time this time around.
Holly's highlight of Sunday was a 14.03m throw in the shot put - her first throw over 14m, before sailing over the sand in the long jump and landing her furthest with a 6.02m jump.
The last event of the day, the 800m, turned out to be a lung-busting affair, with Holly reporting she suffered with lactate build-up on the second lap, but looking at the clock it wouldn't have been obvious as Holly ran her best ever time.
Hoping for a score of over 4400 points, Holly and her trainer (Laura Turner-Alleyne) were ecstatic to finish the day with more than 4500 points, which earned her a placing on the British All-Time list.