Lupton Jr. High School's archery team is a force to be reckoned with, and they will be showcasing their skills at a national competition this week.The team will attend the National Archery in the …
Lupton Jr. High School's archery team is a force to be reckoned with, and they will be showcasing their skills at a national competition this week.
The team will attend the National Archery in the Schools Program May 9-11 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Lupton archery coach Brad Duncan said the team shot in the Tuscaloosa County Regional tournament in March. The team then advanced to the 2019 Alabama State Championship shoot in Montgomery that was held in April, which qualified them for an invite to the NASP Eastern National Tournament.
At the Tuscaloosa County Regional tournament, team member Kadiance Brown achieved the highest score in the girls elementary division, and team member Carson Parr got a third place finish in the boys elementary division. Makenzie Kreutz placed fourth in the girls division, while Hallee Humphries placed seventh.
Also at the Tuscaloosa competition, Samantha Kruetz placed first overall, and Savana Alexander placed sixth in the middle school girls division.
Coach Duncan said he is proud of the team and looks forward to them getting the experience of traveling to nationals.
Mandi Panter is also a coach for the school's archery team.
"This is a great opportunity for our student archers to get to compete with students from all around the United States in a very unique setting," Duncan said. "I am very excited for these kids to get this experience. This is much farther than they ever thought they would go just a couple months ago. Most of them had no idea this was even a possibility. It is going to be great to see their excitement and reactions to the size of the event."