05 Mar 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 05 MAR (NAMPA)- The Archery Association of Namibia declared the National Archery Schools Programme (NASP) competition held last Saturday, as a success.
More than 50 upcoming archers from 13 different schools took part in the competition at the SKW shooting range in Windhoek.
The event formed part of Namibias NASP development programme aimed at getting children involved in outdoor activities, the association said in a statement issued on Thursday.
It said that there are over 500 schools actively participating in the NASP, including schools from the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Namibia.
Participants, both junior and senior, received medals for the ranking round (men/women) as well as gold, silver and bronze medals for the elimination round, where teams of all age groups shot against each other.
Each school was allowed to enter an unlimited number of teams, consisting of a maximum of four archers, and each team had at least one female participant.
Camilla Mackenzie from the Brightstart Montessori School was the top female junior, scoring an incredible 274 points to take home the gold medal.
Nadia Martins from St. Georges scored the second best result (259). The third place went to Sandra Saad (219) of St. Pauls College.
Sven Morgan, another scholar from Brightstart Montessori, took top honours in the junior male division with a score of 265 points.
Chrisjan Labuschagne from Leerzentrum Koes followed in second place (257), while Petrus Labuschagne (254) finished in third place.
Crystal de Beer completed the hattrick for Brightstart Montessori when she won the female senior division. She scored 286 points to edge past the two Berg-Op students - Christie Agendbach and Bianca Erasmus - who had to settle for second and third place, respectively.
Lukas Els was the stand-out archer in the junior men division. This learner from Home School Carpe Diem achieved a score of 284, only two points more than second place Bendre Bothma of Brightstart Montessori (282) and three more points than Kobus Bergh who came in third (281).
In the team category, The Incredibles, made up of four Leerzentrum Koes learners - L.J. Scholtz, Henry Siebert, Christie Agenbach and Kobus Bergh - ended the day on top.
They edged out Brightstart Montessoris team (Sven Morgan, Adriaan Bothma, Bendre Bothma and Crystal de Beer) with 1052/1024 in the final.