South-west teenager Tully Watt successfully defended her under 21 modern pentathlon national title over the weekend.
The 16-year old pentathlete topped every phase of the Australian national modern pentathlon championships, which included events such as swimming, show-jumping, fencing and the run and shoot.
She was close to her personal best’s in both the swimming and run and shoot events.
But the Melbourne-based teenager attributed her win to a perfect score on the ride on Saturday.
“The ride was a little bit better than last year and which helped me get the win,” she said.
The year 11 Maribyrnong Sports Academy student said her lead up had been vital to her national title defence.
“I had a few training camps in Hungary, Coffs harbour and with the Victorian Institute of Sport, so they helped me to get a good lead up for the national champs,” she said.
The next year will be as busy as the last one for the two-time national champion with a trip back over to Europe planned for March