"The schools pentathlon international first brought talent such as Dean Macey to the public eye. It would be a real loss from the athletics calendar," says the Scottish Schools Athletic Association secretary, Linda Trotter.
The schools pentathlon international competition, which attracted 64 of the most talented young multi-eventers from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales to Glasgow's Kelvin Hall in mid-December, could be the last of its kind due to the financial hardship confronting schools athletics. The annual summer track and field international also is in danger.
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