Pennsylvania College of Technology archers stood out last weekend as they hosted the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships by recording three individual firsts, two team firsts and had 14 named to the All-East team.
Scoring individual first-place finishes were Matthew Cummings, of Mountville, in men's compound; Kelvin Dewalt, of Easton, in men's bowhunter; and Kendel Baier, of Jersey Shore, in women's bowhunter.
Also placing for the Wildcats were:
Nicole Lapinski, of Bloomsburg, second in women's recurve;
Although she didn't place, Wildcat Carrie Eichenlaub, of Neelyton, eliminated highly ranked Kathryn Holmes, of James Madison University, in a sudden-death elimination round shoot-off Sunday.
Penn College's mixed and women's compound teams scored firsts. Competing in mixed competition were Lapinski and Clint Hinton, of Lock Haven, and the women's compound squad of Ashley Baker, of Coudersport; Rebecca Boyer, of Palmerton; and Lapinski.
Scoring second-place team finishes were Dewalt and Baier in mixed bowhunter; Bixby, Cummings and Leimbach in men's compound and Dewalt, Dowdrick and McGowan in men's bowhunter.
Wildcat archers earning All-East honors and their finishes were:
In women's bowhunter - Baier, first; Batykefer, second; and McKinney, fourth.
In women's compound - Lapinski, second, and Baker, fourth.
In men's recurve - Thomas, second.
"Our team did extremely well. I'm very pleased with all of the individuals and how they placed," said coach Brian Parker.
"For my first time hosting this tournament it went very, very well. I'm very pleased," Parker added, noting that 95 individuals and nine teams competed.
One weekend earlier, in the New England Collegiate Archery Tournament at Storrs, Conn., Penn College took home six firsts. Bixby won the men's compound competition while McGowan captured the men's bowhunter division.
Penn College also took team firsts in men's compound, men's bowhunter, mixed recurve and mixed bowhunter.
The Wildcats end their season May 17-20 at the national championships in Harrisonburg, Va.