The archery team let their arrows fly one last time for nationals.
The team made their way to Kentucky May 9 to compete in nationals held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Fifteen Beaver Area high schoolers competed.
Sophomore Conner Stewart took the lead in first place with a score of 285 points. Only one point from tying Stewart, freshman Mason McCarty-Cogis shot a score of 284 points. Overall, the whole archery team finished with an outstanding 3146 points before returning home May 11.
Freshman Rebecca Leith commented on the tournament and season: “Nationals went very well for the team as a whole, but personally I feel like I could’ve done a bit better this season.”
Near the beginning of the season, the archery team had room to improve which the archers proved by the end that they were in it to win it. Even though they started out rough, their skills definitely showed near the end of the season in nationals and the season’s later competitions.
Archery coach Mr. Russ Sabo was blown away by how well the middle schoolers and high schoolers did this season. He said, “The team definitely improved throughout the season. At nationals they really pushed through the competition. Believe it or not the middle schoolers have been a big help this season. I can’t wait to see what next year’s team will bring.”
The archery team wrapped up the season with an impressive competition. Like their coach, we can’t wait to see the new archers next year either.