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Archery team hopes to hit mark at nationals

March 29, 2012 : By BJ Williams/Liberty University News Service

UPDATE (April 2, 2012): Danielle Thompson finished ninth in Flight 1 for Female Bowhunter Freestyle, while Marissa Scalzo took eighth in Flight 2. Joshua McKinney nabbed the No. 5 spot in Flight 5 of Male Bowhunter Freestyle while teammate Josh Willett finished 13th in the same group and Alex Agnoletto ranked 15th in Flight 6. Alex Blake finished 13th in Flight 10 of the Adult Male Freestyle division.

 

Alex Agnoletto practices with the Liberty University archery team. Agnoletto will join five other team members at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Indoor National Championships this weekend.

The Liberty Flames archery team is looking to add to its success last fall as they head to the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Indoor National Championships in Louisville, Ky. March 31-April 1.

Head Coach Brandon Reyes is taking six students to the competition: Danielle Thompson, Marissa Scalzo, Josh McKinney, Joshua Willett, Alex Agnoletto and Alex Blake.  Blake, Thompson and McKinney earned championships at the US Collegiate Archery Association 3-D Archery National Championships in Ohio in October 2011.

Liberty’s team members will join more than 1,200 archers at the national competition.

Thompson and Scalzo will compete in the Female Bowhunter Freestyle division, while McKinney, Willett and Agnoletto will be in the Male Bowhunter Freestyle division. Blake will compete in the Male Freestyle division.

Competition begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Awards are presented at the end of each group.