Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Archery: Benton Intermediate wins bullseye elementary division in NASP Championship

by Russell Hedges
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By Trey Iles, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Benton Intermediate School took first place in the bullseye elementary division of the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Championship in Daytona, Florida, last week. The school also finished second in the 3D elementary division of the event.

Benton Intermediate is part of the Archery in Louisiana Schools program (ALAS), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and sponsored by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. Several teams and individuals from ALAS competed in the tournament.

Benton scored 3,204 points in the bullseye division. Elk Elementary of West Virginia was second with 3,189.

Benton scored 1,599 points in the 3D division. Pelion Elementary won with 1,616.

Charli Long, a freshman from Benton High, shot 289 in the 3D competition to finish third among freshmen and 12th among all female high school competitors.

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