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Kentuckians take top honors at world archery tournaments

Savannah Philpot

London, Lawrenceburg students win tourneys

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 5, 2016) — Fifth grader Savannah Philpot of Laurel County and seventh grader Henry Thompson of Lawrenceburg took top honors at world school archery tournaments in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Philpot, a student at Bush Elementary in London, bested 1,999 others to win the overall female champion title in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Bullseye Tournament held June 23-26. The tournament featured 4,135 male and female students from 27 states and Canada.

Philpot scored 295 out of a possible 300 points to take the title.

Henry Thompson
Henry Thompson

Thompson, a student at Anderson County Middle School, took the boys’ 3D title at the NASP/IBO 3D World Tournament with an overall score of 297 out of 300.

The tournaments concluded the NASP 2015-16 season. Kentucky held its state tournament in March. Archers competing in the world event had to qualify in the national tournament.

Several Kentucky school teams also recorded strong finishes in the World Bullseye Tournament. White Hall Elementary of Richmond finished first among 54 teams in the elementary division with a score of 3285 out of 3600. Madison Central High School, also from Richmond, shot a team score of 3452, finishing above the other 79 teams in the high school division. Pulaski County High School finished third in the division.

The National Archery in the Schools Program was created in 2001 by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Education. The program has since gone international.