CALDICOT athlete Melissa Arthur scooped the Welsh Schools Athletics Association's senior pentathlon crown on Saturday - and then celebrated with a points-scoring performance for her club on Sunday.

But there was a downside when she realised a family holiday in Turkey would clash with yet another Welsh international call-up.

Melissa, 17 and a student at Caldicot School, achieved a total of 2,697 points, 460 ahead of her nearest rival to take her second title of the season at Newport Stadium.

Already the holder of the Welsh long jump title, Melissa started her campaign with a personal best performance in the high jump, clearing 1.47metres beating her previous best by two centimetres.

She followed up with victory in the long jump, clearing 5.14m to consolidate her lead which was extended further when she won the 100m in 13.45seconds, running into a strong headwind.

Another victory in the fourth discipline, the shot putt, gave her an almost unassailable lead going into the final event, the 800m.

"I'm not too keen on running the longer distances," Melissa admitted.

"I prefer the shorter sprints but I just knew that as long as I completed the race I was going to be OK."

In the end, Melissa's fourth place in just under three minutes was enough to give her the title.

On Sunday, she was back at the Stadium, representing her club Newport Harriers in a Midland League match and despite admitting she was tired, Melissa gained important points in the shot and high jump.

However, there was a downside to the weekend when Melissa revealed a family holiday had ruled out an international call-up for Wales at an Olympics warm-up international in Cardiff later this month.

"I had a lot of injuries in the winter and didn't think I would perform very well this season, so when the holiday was being booked, I didn't think I would have a chance of being selected," Melissa explained.

"Hopefully I will get another chance, perhaps for the Celtic Games in Aberdeen next month."