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Covington Latin School’s archers compete for first time in national tournament, place 94th of 237

In their first appearance at the NASP Eastern National Tournament, Covington Latin School’s archers placed 94th out of 237 high school teams from around the nation.  
 


In 2018, the annual National Tournament hosted by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) was split for the first time into the Eastern National Tournament in Louisville from May 10-12, 2018 and the Western National Tournament in Salt Lake City, UT on April 12-14.

Over 14,000 archers competed in Louisville in three divisions (elementary, middle, and high school). The Eastern National included 237 high schools from 27 states. Nine additional high schools competed in the inaugural Western National Tournament in Salt Lake City, UT.
  
 

Christian Schuetter 284, Nick Korzenborn 283, Adam Moon 280, Noel Foltz 279, Paul Rahner 278, Logan Powers 277, Rebecca Noel 276, James Acey 274, Roman Linkugel 273, Bree Sweeney 269, John Hubbart 266, Laurynn Smith 251. Others: Jacob Schuetter 259, Jonathan Miller 253, Shannon Mccarthy 250, Zachary Trauth 250, Yumi Song 248, Kevin Garuccio 245, Isabel Enzweiler 243, Paige Graf 238, Reagan Fredrick 233, Payton Hackett 228, Austin Matheny 226, Ian Minzner 167.


A perfect team score is 3,600. For each team, up to 24 archers shoot 30 arrows worth up to 10 points each. Half the arrows are fired from 10 meters, half from 15  meters. The top 12 scores, with a minimum of 4 boys and 4 girls on the team’s scoresheet, count for the team’s score.  
 


Covington Latin School’s team score of 3290 was powered by archers from the junior class. Junior Christian Schuetter was the team’s top scorer with a 284 out of 300.  Schuetter placed 245th of 2,519 high school boys. The top female archer Noel Foltz, also a junior, scored 279 and placed 392nd of the 2,393 high school girls. Latin ’s top three was rounded out by juniors Nick Korzenborn (283) and Adam Moon (280). Also placing well, 8th grader Roman Linkugel was 505th of 2,917 middle school boys with his 273.  
 


In Louisville, Latin competed with high school teams from as far away as Florida, New Jersey, Texas, and Minnesota. By combining the results from the Eastern and  Western National Tournaments, Covington Latin School’s team ranked 96th of 246 competing high schools from 32 states across the entire country.  
 


Coach Mikael Soto was pleased with the team’s performance at Nationals. “We are among the top 100 high schools in the entire country,” remarked Coach Soto…We ranked 96th at (KY NASP) State last year. To go from being the 96th best in the state of Kentucky to being the 96th best in the entire country is truly a  remarkable achievement.”
 

The three-year-old archery team at Covington Latin School has 34 members who shoot in the middle school and high school divisions of NASP. Latin’s student body is made up of 199 students in grades 7-12 with 17% of the student body participating in Latin’s archery program.

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