Archery hits the bullseye in district, North Half competition

Nadia Sumlar, Co-editor

The Center Hill Archery team shot their way to victory at the district competition on March 3. The team came in first in the county with a score of 290 from Joe Herbert and Randi Terry’s 279.

It was sophomore Faith Johnson’s first time competing at district competition.

“It was a pretty normal day for me,” Johnson said. “I really wish I could have improved on my score.”

Juniors Logan Tomlinson and Hannah Willard competed as well.

“I wish I was focused more,” Tomlinson said.

The girls want their senior year of archery to be better than this year.

“We hope to beat the CHHS record next year,” Willard said.

Coach Judy Terry said Herbert, Willard and Terry, as well as Dylan Haywood and Kyle White, were selected for the Archery All-Star shootout round. Herbert is going to be the first Center Hill student to compete at the college level. He currently holds the record of 292 out of a perfect score of 300.

Terry broke the female school record with a score of 285 and won a $500 scholarship to a college of her choice. Haywood also won a scholarship in a drawing at All-Stars.

The archery team placed third at North Half on March 28, with a score of 3,260.

“The Mustang Archery team finished fourth in the Class 3A State Tournament (5A and 6A schools) bringing an outstanding finish to a record-breaking year,” the coach tweeted on April 4. “Proud of this team!”