Archery Tournaments 2017
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Archery Tournaments 2017

August 14, 2019

4th through 12th grade students in Newport
News Public Schools are hitting the mark, through the National Archery in the Schools
Program. This year, Newport News student archers competed
in tournaments at the city, state, national, and world level. At the city-wide Archery Tournament in late
January, Richneck Elementary, Gildersleeve Middle, and Menchville High Schools repeated
as tournament winners. For Gildersleeve, this is their 8th middle
school title in a row. By placing first in their grade levels at
the city competition, all three teams earned an opportunity to compete at the state level,
along with 8 qualifying individuals from three other NNPS schools. The top three schools improved on their team
scores, and earned an invitation to the National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in May,
along with two individual archers from Charles Elementary. To qualify for the World Tournament, a team
must score above a specific number. Once again, Richneck, Gildersleeve, and Menchville
all exceeded this score to send them to Orlando, Florida in July for the World Tournament. This was Richneck’s second trip to the World
Tournament in the last three seasons. Impressively, as the pressure grew and the
competition tightened, the young Newport News archers performed better and better. All three schools posted their highest team
scores for the entire season at Worlds, with Menchville shooting an impressive 3,275, just
shy of a 3,600 perfect score. Richneck was the only elementary team from
Virginia who competed, and shot their highest score ever. While Gildersleeve finished the season as
the 20th ranked middle school in the World. Through persistence, extreme focus, and the
dedication of our talented PE coaches, our student archers showed the world that hard
work always hits the bull’s eye.

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