Anderson archers finish third at state tournament

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Dunaway second in boys' competition

By John Herndon

Anderson County High School archers continued their excellence in the KHSAA/National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament, held last Monday at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

Junior C.J. Dunaway led Anderson with a 296 out of a possible 300 points. Dunaway's effort was good enough for second place in the boys' division of the tournament. Dunaway finished two points behind Dustin Johnson of Graves County. Dunaway scored 26 bulls eyes out of 30 attempts.

“He got nines on all four (of his misses),” Anderson coach Dave Frederick said. “He was real close on all of them.”

Frederick said there has never been a perfect 300 score recorded in competition.

As a team, Anderson placed third with a score of 3,398 of a possible 3,600 points in the co-ed tournament. The Bearcats placed behind Trigg County (3,457) and Madison Central (3,401) and seven points in front of fourth-place Meade County.

Anderson's team record is 3,441, shot at the regional tournament two years ago.

Cameron Peyton, who shot 290, was the only other Anderson archer to make the Top 10.

Frederick noted that 47 other high schools participated in the KHSAA portion of the tournament while 70 schools were entered in the NASP division. Anderson's score qualified the Bearcats for a berth in the NASP national tournament, to be held at Louisville in May.