Battlefield’s Alex Kuzmicki is tournament champion; Reagan team brings home state and individual titles
Posted on 04/04/2017
Reagan Middle School and Battlefield High School archery teams have qualified for the national tournament in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) after their big wins at the state championship. The students won two team titles and three individual state titles.
Reagan archers finished first and won the title of State Champions in the bullseye competition and the 3D competition. Eighth grader Maggie Morgan finished in first place for middle school females in the 3D tournament, making her Reagan's first state champion. Nancy Stephenson, 8th grade, took third place for middle school females in 3D, and Michael Aldana, 8th grade, took second place for middle school males in bullseye.
Battlefield archers finished in second place in both the bullseye and 3D competition. Alex Kuzmicki, 11th grade, finished in first place for high school males in the bullseye competition with a score of 296 out of 300, which is a state record. He was also the overall tournament champion out of over 900 archers. Hannah Morehead, 9th grade, finished in 1st place for high school females in the 3D competition. Nick Miller, 9th grade, took second place for high school males in the 3D competition.
Both teams have qualified for the NASP National tournament to be held in Louisville, Kentucky on May 11-13. Ten archers also qualified as individuals for the national tournament by finishing in the top ten in their school division for males and females. From Battlefield: Alex Kuzmicki (11th grade), Quest Araiza (9th grade), Hannah Morehead (9th grade), and Kendal Williams (9th grade). From Reagan: Michael Aldana (8th grade), Austin Arthur (6th grade), Andrew Pavlak (7th grade), Nancy Stephenson (8th grade), and Megan Farran (6th grade). Shannon Hall, 5th grader at Haymarket Elementary student and sibling of a Reagan archer, also qualified for the National tournament by finishing 9th for the elementary females.