Penn College archers dominate

Competing at the Northeast Collegiate Archery Tournament at Storrs, Conn., over last weekend, Pennsylvania College of Technology had a dominant performance as it took home 12 first-place trophies.

Nicole Lapinski, of Bloomsburg, in women’s compound; Kendel Baier, of Jersey Shore, in women’s bowhunter; William McFadden, of New Tripoli, in men’s bowhunter; and Greggory Foust, of Murrysville, in men’s recurve, took home individual trophies.

Lapinski; Rebecca Boyer, of Macungie; and junior Ashley Baker, of Coudersport, swept the women’s compound competition taking first, second and third, respectively, and won the team competition. On the men’s side, Justus Leimbach, of Westminster, Md., was second, and Matthew Cummings, of Mountville, was third with Jordan McGowan, of Carlisle, fourth, solidifying the men’s team win.

In men’s recurve, Foust was followed by Stephen Keys, of Reynoldsville, who was third as the Wildcats’ team took first place.

The Penn College women’s recurve team took second, but placed no one in the top three.

In women’s bowhunter, Brianna Batykefer, of Butler, finished third, and Cayla Easley, of Carlisle, fourth as the team took a first. In men’s bowhunter, McFadden, Kelvin Dewalt, of Easton, and Joseph Dowdrick, of Lebanon, swept the top three spots and won as a team.

The Wildcats also swept the mixed teams competition in compound, recurve and bowhunter.

On Saturday and today, Penn College hosts the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships.