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State champion KCHS archers excel in regionals


Stephanie Botica and Daniel Garey, who compete as members of the Atom Splitters Junior Olympic Archery Development Club, recently participated in the 36th National U.S. Indoor Archery South Regional and NAA tournaments in Conyers, Ga. with success. Botica, shooting in the Female Recurve Junior Division, won first-place in both the Southeastern Region Indoor Championships and the National Archery Associationís Southeastern Indoor Championships. Garey, who competed in both championships as a Male Recurve Junior shooter, took third place in each. Participating in the NFAA Nationals in Louisville, Ky., March 19-20, the largest indoor archery tournament in the world, Botica shot her personal best and placed third nationally, only two points (less than one arrow) from the second-place finisher. Prior to these tournaments, Botica and Garey competed in the NFAA/Tennessee State Indoor Archery Tournament held at Eagleís Wings in Lenoir City.

Both KCHS students won first-place in their divisions and are state champions. Botica also set a new state record for her division.

 

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