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Rice sets female record at NASP state tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. – Katheryn Rice of Cornerstone Christian in Bellevue set a state record high score for females in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 23 at Speedway Sporting Village in Lincoln.

Rice scored 289 out of a possible 300 points for the highest score of the meet. Her score broke the all-time female mark by one point set by two girls in 2018.

The high male score of the tournament was a 288 by Lincoln East’s David Lynch.

The 2019 event, the 14th in Nebraska, saw a record 40 schools participate, with 780 archers. Archers shot 15 arrows at targets from 10 meters and 15 arrows from 15 meters.

NASP is an in-school curriculum covering target archery for students in grades 4-12. In Nebraska, more than 280 schools have NASP as part of their physical education curriculum, and nearly 35,000 students participate each school year. The state tournament is the largest archery event in Nebraska.

The results:

Individual

High School Female – 1. Katheryn Rice, Bellevue Cornerstone Christian, 289 points; 2. Gracen Jones, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 286; 3. Shauna Moran, Lincoln North Star, 285; 4. Kristi Shedenhelm, Lincoln East, 280; 5. Alyssa Schwinck, Cornerstone Christian, 280

High School Male – 1. David Lynch, Lincoln East, 288; 2. Matthew Gruhn, Lincoln Southeast, 286; 3. Eric Severson, Cornerstone Christian, 284; 4. John Ng, Mater Dei, 281; 5. Jaden Merkel, North Star, 280

Middle School Female – 1. Addison Treat, Lincoln Pound, 278; 2. Corinne Taylor, Lincoln Irving, 277; 3. Krya Jewett, Lincoln Irving, 277; 4. Grayce Beck, Lawrence-Nelson, 276; 5. Veronica Ng, Mater Dei, 271

Middle School Male – 1. Harrison Harvey, Lincoln Scott, 281; 2. Alex Cabela, Lincoln Pound, 276; 3. Nathan Socha, Lincoln St. John, 274; 4. Jadyn Riley, Lincoln Pound, 271; 5. Lawson Lashley, Lincoln Pound, 270

Elementary Female – 1. Myesha Larson, Oakland-Craig, 242; 2. Bethany Marvin, Omaha Holling Heights, 237; 3. Evelynn Heisler, Holling Heights, 236; 4. Claire Kuck, Mater Dei, 231; 5. Maddy Monson, Holling Heights, 229

Elementary Male – 1. Grayhm Beck, Lawrence-Nelson, 253; 2.Nathan Pofahl, Lawrence-Nelson, 251; 3. Cooper Ehlers, Superior, 248; 4. Grant Torson, Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 245; 5. Colin Meysenburg, Blessed Sacrament, 240

Team

High School – 1. Mater Dei, 3,294; 2. East, 3,265; 3. North Star, 3,163; Middle School – 1. Pound, 3,157; 2. Irving, 3,154; 3. St. John, 2,955; Elementary – 1. Blessed Sacrament, 2,609; 2. Lawrence-Nelson, 2,440; 3. Holling Heights, 2,376

Nebraska Bowhunters Association Sportsmanship Trophy – Lawrence-Nelson

Nebraska Endowment Scholarship – Females: Kristi Shedenhelm, Mater Dei, $2,000; Corinne Taylor, Irving, $1,000; Collene Cerise, Mater Dei, $500; Males: Matthew Gruhn, Southeast, $2,000; David Lynch, East, $1,000; Eric Severson, Cornerstone Christian, $500

SACO Duels – 1. Lincoln High; 2. Mater Dei

Academic All-State Team – Pound: Addison Treat, Alex Cabela, Lawson Lashley, Jadyn Riley; Lincoln East: Alex Falkinburg, Alyssa Schwinck, David Lynch, Gracen Jones, Liberty Sears; Lawrence-Nelson: Annie McCartney, Grayce Beck; Milford: Bowen Dick-Burkey; Burwell: Bode Jensen, Tate Phillipps, Joel Ostrom; Omaha Gross: Mary Steil; Irving: Corinne Taylor, Krya Jewett; Cornerstone Christian: Eric Severson, Katheryn Rice; Scott: Harrison Harvey; North Star: Jaden Merkel, Shauna Moran; Southeast: Matthew Gruhn, Paige Trevarrow; Lincoln High: Owen Chaffin

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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