Lexington High School archery team advances to nationals in first year of competing

LHS archery team. Photo provided.

The Lexington High School archery team has hit the mark in its very first season of competition.

LHS qualified for the Eastern Nationals event at the 2019 S.C. National Archery in the Schools Program IBO 3D State Championships. The state competition will take place this month in Louisville. The team of 14 archers scored a combined 1,542 points. In the 3D event, student archers shoot at 3D targets representing sheep, turkey, coyote, antelope, deer and bear.

In individual standings, archer Maya Blashka won the third in the field of 98 high school girls with a score of 288. An NASP Academic Archer, she finished sixth at the 2019 S.C. NASP State Championship Bullsseye event and third at the S.C. NASP Columbia Bullseye Middle and High Regional contest earlier this year.

LHS also celebrated archer Ben Smoak, who won $1,000 as part of the NASP’s senior scholarship program.

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