Lafayette archers finish third in NASP National Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A co-ed archery team from Lafayette High School in Lexington finished third out of 248 competing in the NASP National Tournament, held May 11-13 in Louisville. Next up is the world tournament July 20-22 in Orlando, Fla. Both events are sponsored by the National Archery in the Schools Program.

At nationals, Chris Weitlauf and Cole Murphy set the pace for Lafayette with scores of 296, with each shooting 26 tens. They tied for third place among more than 2,400 high school boys in the tournament; Chris ranked No. 1 among seniors, and Cole was first among freshmen. In addition, the top 24 archers on Lafayette’s Team 1 each received a $500 college scholarship.

In a separate NASP contest in Louisville, Lafayette’s top team placed seventh in the IBO 3D Challenge, which features six animal targets set at various distances. (IBO is the International Bowhunting Organization.) The Generals were also state champions in this event.

Archery is sanctioned as a sports activity by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Lafayette was runner-up in last month’s KHSAA state championship and won the Region 8 title in March. The Generals are led by head coach Jesse Peters.

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