U.S. Team Relay Places 12th at Pentathlon World Championships

Aug. 17, 2009, 7:27 p.m. (ET)

The final day of the 2009 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in London, England, saw the U.S. finish 12th in the men's team relay. U.S. athletes Will Brady (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and 2008 Olympian Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) combined their efforts to total 6050 points in the 16-team field. 

Brady and Sacksen placed 15th in the fencing, 14th in the swim, 13th in the riding and 6th in the combined run/shoot. The Czech Republic team of David Svoboda and Ondrej Polivka placed first with 6642 points. 

The U.S. turned in two top-20 finishes at the five-day World Championships at London's Crystal Palace. Brady placed 14th in the men's individual finals on Saturday at his first-ever world championships, and Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) finished a career-best 17th in the women's final on Sunday. Sacksen was 22nd in the men's finals. 

Final Men's Relay Team Standings

  1. Czech Republic (6642 points)
  2. Russia (6636)
  3. Egypt (6608)
  4. Great Britain (6600)
  5. Hungary (6504)
    12. USA (6050) 

Final Women's Relay Team Standings

  1. Czech Republic (6064 points)
  2. Germany (5988)
  3. Poland (5914)
  4. Great Britain (5896)
  5. Russia (5748)

(the U.S. did not field a women's relay team)