On to nationals for two archers
Not one but two Ely archers will continue their season at nationals.
Hayden Weidemann and Aspen MacCoy both punched their tickets after last weekend’s state competition.
Weidemann earned a top-five finish in elementary boys in bullseye with a 263, while MacCoy claimed ninth place in elementary girls 3D during the state event, held at Duluth.
As a result, both have earned bids to the national event set for Utah in late-April.
The top-10 of each division in each gender are invited to participate in the national tournament.
Weidemann and MacCoy were part of a big day for Ely’s End of the Road Archers.
Via DeBeltz shot a perfect 50 at the ram during her 3D flight, and her score of 282 was good for 12th place in the high school girls division.
Weidemann also had a 241 in 3D for 12 place in the elementary boys, and Ely’s Sabrah Hart shot a 277 to take 17th in 3D.
Payson Kundinger, meanwhile, earned herself a 14thplace with her personal bullseye best of 275.
Other Ely archers to record personal bests at state were:
• Bullseye - MacCoy; Liam Kurnava; Mason Lee; Osker Metes; Kundinger, Rose Schlosser, Taylor Hren; Wyatt Carlson;
• 3D - MaCoy, Mason Lee, Hart, DeBeltz, Carlson.