Day One of Youth A World Championships

Aug. 18, 2011, 7:46 p.m. (ET)

Lucas Schrimsher (Roswell, N.M.) is the top American after one day of competition at the Modern Pentathlon Youth A World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Schrimsher stands in 26th place in the men's individual standings with the combined run/shoot event to be held on Friday. He was 34th in the fencing competition with 20 wins, good for 832 points, and then turned in the 10th-fastest time in the swim (2:05.53) for another 1296 points and a first-day total of 2128.

Aaron Lane (Farmington, Minn.) is in 74th place with 1716 points. Lane was 66th in the fencing with 14 wins (688 points) and 76th in the swim with a time of 2:27.90 (1028 points).

Latvia's Pavels Svecovs leads the men's field with 2396 points after placing first in the fencing and 17th in the swim.

In the women's competition, American Anna Olesinski (Roswell, N.M.) is in 49th place after the swimming event. She touched the wall in the 200-meter swim in 2:33.85 for 956 points. Reigning Youth A World Champion Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary won the swim with a time of 2:08.91.

The women's individual competition also concludes on Friday with the fencing and combined events.

Follow all the results with live updates at www.pentathlon.org.
 
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