2008 National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament
2008 National Archery in the Schools Program TournamentMay 16, 2008 - Joel
May 16, 2008
By: Roy Grimes
It took 114,240 arrows and more than fifteen hours of shooting but the results of the largest archery tournament in North America are posted!
On May 9th and 10th 2,856 student archers from 195 schools in 24 states, all graduates of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) participated in the 2008 NASP nationals. The tournament featured an 814 foot long shooting line and 162 targets and was occupied by 640 archers per round. It was conducted indoors at the Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Once arrows stopped flying and the scanning machines had tabulated scores, a single point separated the top boy and girl shooter in this NASP National. From Meade County High School in Brandenburg Kentucky Courtney Campbell broke the female NASP world record by shooting a 296 – just 4 points from a perfect score. One point higher and a point off the male NASP world record, was Ben Blevins from Pulaski County High School in Somerset, Kentucky who posted a 297 out of a possible 300.