Teams from Longview Farm Elementary and Summit Lakes Middle School recently competed at the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program competition in Warrensburg held March 22-23.
A total of 1,500 students from 72 Missouri schools competed.
The SLMS Falcon Archers captured fourth place in the state’s middle-school division, qualifying for nationals in Louisville, Ky., May 10-11. Top shooter was eighth-grader Shelby Winslow, winning first place in the middle-school division as highest scoring girl and winning overall top scoring female shooter in all divisions.
Winslow shot a 287 out of 300 to win the top award.
Longview Farm Stallion archers won fourth place at state in the elementary division, qualifying for nationals. Sixth-grade student McKenna Rice won third place in the elementary division for girls, shooting 268 out of 300.
This is Longview Farm’s fifth year to compete at the state tournament and Summit Lakes Middle School’s first year.
Steve Lanier, Longview Farm teacher, coaches both teams.
The national competition will include more than 8,000 archers from throughout the United States. The Missouri state competition is the nation’s third largest among National Archery in the Schools Program contests.