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Seven archers eye USCA Nationals after South Region event

January 20, 2018  |  Madisonville, Ky. 

Liberty Head Coach Ian Rigney (back right) took 14 archers to Kentucky, the most to travel to a shoot in program history. test test test test
Liberty Head Coach Ian Rigney (back right) took 14 archers to Kentucky, the most to travel to a shoot in program history.

Liberty University's men's and women's archery team sent 14 archers, its largest group of competitors to travel in program history, to Friday's and Saturday's USCA South Regional Indoor Championships, hosted by Madisonville Community College in the West Kentucky Archery Complex in Madisonville, Ky.

With two of the four (South and North) regional competitions now complete, the Flames and Lady Flames will find out after next weekend's Southwest and West Region events in Mississippi and California, respectively, how many archers they can send to the Feb. 8-12 USCA Indoor National Championships in Las Vegas.

Last winter, the first year there was a separate national championship, Liberty flew three team members to Las Vegas. Currently, it has seven archers ranked in the top eight, which is the cutoff for nationals — junior Louis Boyd (third in men's bowhunter), freshman Hannah Suber (third in women's barebow), sophomore Katherrine Agnew (fifth in women's Olympic recurve), freshman Isaac Underhill (sixth in men's barebow), senior Jason Lynch (seventh in men's bowhunter), freshman Luke Tabor (seventh in men's barebow), and senior Susannah Martin (seventh in women's barebow).

Katherine Agnew (left), Louis Boyd, and Hannah Suber made the podium for top-three South Region finishes.

More than 125 competitors in all divisions shot 60 arrows both days and were ranked by total points within the region and nationally.

Head Coach Ian Rigney prepared the team for the regional competition by simulating the same setup in twice-a-week practices in its new range in the Equestrian Center's indoor arena.

"We ran practices with scenarios exactly like what was in Kentucky, so they knew what to expect, which is why we were as successful as we were," Rigney said.

At nationals, the 64 qualifiers will shoot 30 arrows on the first day with that total added to the individuals' regional scores to seed them from 1 through 8 in their respective divisions for the single-elimination championship round shootoffs leading up to the gold level matches.


By Ted Allen/Staff Writer; Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Assistant Director of Video & Media

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