On Friday, the Archery team kicked off their competition season with a friendly scrimmage at McClain Hall. Shooters were split into a purple team and a gold team before competing against each other. Though the gold team ended up winning, Brian Gullion (11) said that the meet was very optimistic for the entire team.
“We did very well on Friday. Combined as a whole team we had a really good score compared to what we had last year,” said Gullion.
The meet on Friday marked the culmination of dozens of hours of work the team has put in since the beginning of the year. After an outstanding 2012-2013 season that included a trip to State and National Competitions, the archers are aiming for another bullseye this season.
“I know that we all hope to be in the top five when we go to state. Every year we go into the season working on small things to get better and better. We have all come a long way and still have a great season ahead of us. Competitions are really fun, and we always want to go to State and Nationals and aim even higher. Our main goal out of everything, is to always improve and practice, practice, practice,” said Gullion.
According to Gullion, the huge improvements seen already by the team may be an indication that this will be the best year the young program has had. With practices slated for every Tuesday and Friday, the team is constantly honing their skills. With signs of improvement clear and their goals in mind, the team is ready to shoot for the stars.