Penn College archery team is on the move
HARRISONBURG, Va. — On March 3-4 at the 49th U.S. National Indoor Championships at Eastern Mennonite University, several Pennsylvania College of Technology archers scored well on both the regional and national levels.
In the Women’s Bowhunter Division, Erica Gause, of Bloomsburg, scored 1,131 to rank second in the region and fourth in the nation; in men’s bowhunter, Nathaniel Haefka, of Wyalusing, scored 1,158 to rank second in the region and fourth in the nation; in men’s compound, Markus Weber, of La Plata, Maryland, scored 1,151 to rank second in the region and seventh in the nation; and in women’s compound, Chelsea Douglass, of East Greenville, scored 1,103 to rank second in the region and 14th nationally.
Also for Penn College, Tim Lamont, of Eldred, with an 1,150, is ranked third in the region and eighth nationally in men’s compound; Justin Rinehimer, of Mt. Top, with an 1,152, is ranked third in the region and 11th nationally in men’s bowhunter; Seth Bechdel, of Beech Creek, with an 1,148, is ranked fourth in the region and 11th nationally in men’s bowhunter.
Ranked fifth in the region are Tanner Huff, of Altoona, (1,021 score, 34th nationally in men’s recurve); Kaylee Burk, of Hermitage, (938 score, 45th nationally in women’s recurve); Tyler Schoonover, of Bradford, (1,139 score, 15th nationally in men’s compound); Sapphire Naugle, of Jersey Shore, (1,077 score, 25th nationally in women’s compound); John Kleinfelter, of Lebanon, (1,128 score, 20th nationally in men’s bowhunter); and Rylee Butler, of Bellefonte, (1,079 score, 10th nationally in women’s bowhunter).
Ranked sixth in the region are Aaron Cummings, of Mountville, (1,134 score, 16th nationally in men’s compound) and Sabrina Toplovich, of Spring Creek, (1,068 score, 28th nationally in women’s compound).
David Fox, of Coburn, with a score of 1,109, is ranked ninth in the region and 32nd in the nation in men’s compound and Josh Maring, of Brookville, with a score of 913, is ranked 11th in the region and 71st nationally in men’s recurve.
“(We) had a very good showing in all the divisions for the Eastern Regional Tournament. Though we didn’t have any archer win their division, we had a strong showing in each division,” coach Chad Karstetter said.
“Everybody on the team shot around their average, which is very hard to do at event of this magnitude. Dustin (assistant coach Dustin Bartron) and I were very pleased with the outcome from everyone. All their hard work this season so far is starting to pay off,” Karstetter said.
“From the way it looks for the national rankings, we are going to have quite a few athletes in contention for an All-American finish (at the end of the season),” the coach said.
“(Next), we will be hitting the indoor range pretty hard getting equipment set up before the start of our outdoor season. The score that they shot (at the indoor nationals) will also be used at the outdoor regional tournament in New Jersey at the end of April to find the All-East team.