ALNE ace Toby Price took second place in the latest Great Britain National Under-19 ranking event in modern pentathlon - denied victory only by a time penalty in his final shoot.

Tom Wilton, the younger brother of eventual winner James Wilton led the way in the swimming event where Price, of Yorkshire Pentathlon Club, came fourth, but it was the fencing salle that provided most of the intrigue.

This is where the leading contenders moved themselves into position ahead of the laser run, with Price coming in third with a total of 21 victories, only two behind the winner of the fencing, Blidworth's Kieran Harby.

Although the final gaps were slightly bigger in the last contest, the laser run proved to be a thrilling spectacle where the positions changed hands throughout during a real battle between the top six.

Price crossed the finish line ahead of the pack, but was handed a 10-second penalty for not touching the table between shots during his final shooting series after having received an earlier warning.

This cost him overall victory as he finished on 1,110 points, with Ashford School Club ace Wilton on 1,115. George Case, of Leweston Pentathlon Academy, was third with 1,101.

The third U19 ranking competition of the year takes place next month at Pentathlon GB's academy, Whitgift School, in London.