WORCESTER club youngsters showed their promise at the England Athletics National Under 17 and 15 Combined Events Championships in Sheffield.

The event also incorporated the Midlands Championships with regional medals for Maya Stewart and Hannah Sahota.

Stewart, who goes to Blessed Edward Oldcorne College, Worcester, competed in a large field of 50 in the girls' under 15s pentathlon.

She achieved four personal bests and an overall score of 2,861 points put her 10th overall as well as earning the Midlands silver medal.

Stewart's total score was a new club record as was her 60m hurdles time of 9.50 seconds.

She said: “I was really looking forward to the competition and so happy that I was able to produce personal bests and get a good overall score and club record thanks to the training and support from my coaches over the winter.”

Sahota, Amber Hopkins and Louisa de Vos all competed in the under 17s pentathlon.

They tackled the 60-metre hurdles, high jump, shot, long jump and 800m with 46 other girls.

Winner Abigail Pawlett from Stockport Harriers broke the British record as the first under 17s girl to score more than 4,000 points in an indoor pentathlon.

Bromsgrove School pupil Sahota achieved PBs in the shot, 800m and overall to finish with the Midlands bronze medal.

Hopkins, of The Chase, Malvern, who was competing in her first indoor pentathlon, achieved PBs in the hurdles, shot and 800m to finish sixth in the Midlands.

She said: “My first pentathlon was so much fun and a great opportunity to compete alongside athletes from all over the country.

"I am now looking forward to seeing what the outdoor season will bring.”

De Vos, of King’s School Worcester and also in her first indoor pentathlon, finished seventh in the Midlands with indoor PBs for shot and 800m.

Oliver Hill, who also attends King’s, did the boys' under 15s pentathlon.

He achieved PBs in all five events and said “I really enjoyed doing my first combined events competition.

"Without my coaches, who put in so much time and effort, I would not have been able to compete in a national competition at just 12 years old.”

Worcester’s lead coach for the girls Deirdre Elmhirst said: “Competing in five events on a single day is a big ask for these young athletes but they rose very well to the occasion as you can see from their results.

“I want to say a huge thank you to the other coaches at the club who provide coaching support week in and week out.

"They are Mike Bennett (long jump), Richard White (hurdles), Quentin Elmhirst (throws) and Christina Boxer (800m).”

The next step is to prepare for the outdoors season which is a heptathlon for the under 17s women with the additional events of 200m and javelin.