Head coach Eric Miller challenged his high school team heading into Nationals to surpass their previous high score of 3273 and to reach 3300. They took on the challenge and ended Nationals with a score of 3324.
The NASP National Archery Tournament was held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, from May 11-13. Victoria Wilson, Jacob Ritchey and Britney Hughes all scored personal bests for the Titans. Bailey Robinson tied her personal best of 290 to place 30/2150 for high school female and 41/6762 overall female. Region champion Isaac Rogers didn’t score his personal best, but still had a score of 288, just two points behind Robinson.
“These kids not only took on the challenge I laid before them on a national stage but they crushed it,” said Miller. “Words can’t describe how proud I am of this team. They pulled together as one and believed in themselves as I have believed in them all season long. “
Miller said they will take some time off, and look at who all is moving up in each division.
“We will have a summer camp to help prepare those moving up and we will also be looking for an additional assistant coach along with volunteer coaches for next season,” said Miller. “We will hit the ground running in October, and I can’t wait for next season.”
For camp information or if someone wants to try out for the archery team next season, contact Coach Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘mercer archery.’
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