Mackenzie Brown (Flint, Texas) also locked up a new national record for the recurve senior women with an incredible 1159 to break the previous 1156 best score. Khatuna Lorig (Denver, Colorado) posted an 1152 to hold second, over twenty points ahead of the remaining women.
“When I finished shooting today I was surprised to hear I had set a new record,” shared Brown. “I am thrilled to now hold the record, and I think with how I’m currently shooting, I can put up even stronger scores. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and to keep doing better.”
The junior competition was especially heated. Cassidy Cox (Albuquerque, New Mexico) cleared the compound women’s field by fifteen points, setting a new national record with a strong 1174. Then, just twelve points separated the next seven archers making the cut for round robin matches. Ethan King (London, Kentucky) led the compound junior men with an 1182, while the next three archers all scored 1179s and 1171 marked the cut to make the top eight.
Trenton Cowles (Tarzana, California) and Seth McWherter (Central City, Iowa) led the recurve junior men with 1160 and 1159 respectively and then twelve points separated the archers ranking 3rd through 7th. An 1133 put Inga Pever (Houston, Texas) over twenty points ahead of the next finisher for the recurve junior women.
(Great Falls, Montana) and Tate Morgan (Billings, Montana) matched with 1193s and with matching 1190s, Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Massachusetts) and Jesse Broadwater (Ellenton, Florida) rounded out the top four for the compound senior men.