Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Eight students from local schools recently performed at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Tournament in Louisville, Ky., in May. A Guinness World Record of 10, 443 participants in attendance was set.
Competing archers are divided by age group and gender, with fourth and fifth grade making up the elementary division, sixth through eighth grades making up the middle school division and ninth through twelfth grades making up the high school division.
Archers compete for ranking as male or female in their respective grade level, division ranking and overall male or female ranking. Archers shoot 15 arrows at 10 meters and 15 meters for a possible 300 total points. The 10 point target is 3’ in diameter.
Michelle Lam (253) 4th grade 53 of 418, Elementary Division 267 of 1219 and overall 2183 of 4709 girls.
James Busche (279) 7th grade 58 of 851, Middle School 161 of 2477 and overall 513 of 5734 boys.
Mac Lambert (274) 7th grade 111 of 851, Middle School 309 of 2477 and overall 913 of 4734 boys.
Rollins Middle School of the Arts:
Hayden Bennet (274) 6th grade 42 of 563, Middle School 192 of 2024 and overall 485 of 4709 girls.
Faith Christian School:
Amanda Rachel (261) 9th grade 216 of 450; High School 718 of 1466 and overall 1500 of 4709 girls.
Ashley Ridge High School
Allison Weindorf (265) 11th grade 131 of 321, High School 578 of 1466 and overall 1141 of 4709 girls.
Christian Tran (386) 9th grade 25 of 551, High School 116 of 1684 and overall 161 of 5734 boys. Tran also qualified for the World Tournament at Madison Wisconsin, July 2014.
Bishop England high School
Holly Hildenbrand (278) 12th grade 46 of 265, High School 183 of 1466 and overall 321 of 4709 girls.
Hildenbrand won a $1000 scholarship at the South Carolina State Tournament for the first place graduating senior female. This is a yearly scholarship for the graduating male and female at the South Carolina Tournament.
Coaches traveling to the tournaments were Mike Parker, Tom Provost, Brandi Nuzzi and Beth Danner.