Junior Adrianna Herrman and Freshman Shelby Winslow both competed this weekend in the State Archery Competition in Tan-Tar-A.
“I was shooting in a ballroom which was turned into an archery range that had giant, elegant, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling which seemed out of place for an archery tournament. The room had poor lighting and was packed with archers and spectators. When we were shooting it was silent minus the pounding of arrows against targets. The competition was fierce with 1300 archers competing and over 50,000 arrows being shot,” said Herrman.
Herrman and Winslow both shot their highest score ever this weekend.
“I shot my personal best score of a 285 at the Missouri state tournament in Tan-Tar-A this year and ranked 5th for high school female. It felt incredible to shoot the best I ever had at the state tournament especially once I found out I had placed. It was the perfect scenario,” Herrman said.
Winslow had also shot her best in the competition this weekend. “I’ve shot a perfect 300 in practice but my highest tournament score is 297 and I’ve done it twice.”
Winslow and Herrman both got started with archery at a young age.
“I really enjoyed archery when I was younger, so I was excited to have the opportunity to join the high school team,” said Herrman.
“I found it was something I could be successful in and that I really liked and it was something me and my friends could all do together,” said Winslow.
Shelby and Adrianna both plan on staying in archery as long as possible.