Princeton archers enjoy fantastic national shoot

Fifty-six students participated on the Princeton Tigers Archery team during the 2013 season (January through March) in order to participate in the Minnesota State NASP tournament. Each student had to place within the top five individual spots at state in order to qualify for nationals.

Six students from the Princeton team qualified for nationals in Louisville, Ky.: Kayla Gave (third place), Jake Whitcomb (first place), Lexi Wallace (fifth place), Noah Miller (third place), Anna Whitcomb (first place) and Hunter Backlund (third place).

Five students from Princeton advanced to nationals (Hunter Backlund qualified but was unable to make the trip). A total of 9,426 students participated in the meet, which set a new Guinness Book of World Records’ mark for the largest gathering at an archery event.

Scores and placements at nationals:

Jake Whitcomb– 1st out of 460 fourth grade boys with a score of 283.

Noah Miller– 40th out of 606 fifth grade boys with a score of 274.

Kayla Gave– 22nd out of 299 fourth grade girls with a score of 260.

Lexi Wallace– 97th out of 470 fifth grade girls with a score of 256.

Anna Whitcomb– 9th place out of 1,283 seventh/eighth grade girls with a score of 288.

• The Princeton Tigers Archery team holds different sessions of archery throughout the year through Community Education: beginners archery (recently began its season), advanced archery in the fall and Princeton Tigers archery in the winter.