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Brookings 'bowman' hitting the bullseye

Posted: Monday, Mar 11th, 2013

Courtney Anderson of Brookings, center, competes in the First Dakota Classic in 2012, in which she took a first-place award. Anderson has been an archer since age 8 and says she would like to compete in the Olympics some day, but finishing school first is a priority for her. Courtesy photo / Courtney Anderson, daughter of Steve and Sheila Anderson, has more than a few archery awards in her family’s Brookings home. The archer recently took third place in a World Archery Festival competition. Photo by John Kubal/Register

• Finishes third in class at World Archery Festival

BROOKINGS – Courtney Anderson, 16, of Brookings, is right on target in the world of competitive archery – literally.

In early February, the Brookings High School sophomore finished third in a field of 24 archers in the Recurve, Young Adult Female division at the annual World Archery Festival, sponsored by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) and held in Las Vegas. The contestants in her division ranged in age from 15 through 18.

Each contestant shot 30 arrows on Friday (Feb. 8) and 30 on Saturday (Feb. 9) at bullseye targets 20 yards away. Each bullseye was worth 10 points, with lesser points being awarded for arrows more distant from the bullseye.

For the complete article see the 03-09-2013 issue.

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