Lafayette a close runner-up in state archery tournament

Author: Tammy L. Lane • First Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017

The archery team from Lafayette High School placed second April 20 in the 2017 KHSAA state championships, which pitted 22 teams. The Generals, whose 3,440 total was only two points behind Madison Central, notched the best finish of any Lexington school in the five years that the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has sponsored archery as a co-ed sports activity.

In the individual standings, Lafayette freshman Cole Murphy tied for third place among the 311 boys in the tournament, shooting 296 out of a possible 300. The top girls’ score was 294.

Lafayette, led by head coach Jesse Peters, had won Kentucky’s Region 8 title in March with a 3,465 — the highest score in the state and one of the highest in the nation. Now Peters’ team will look ahead to the national competition May 11-13 in Louisville and the world tournament July 20-22 in Orlando. Both events are sponsored by NASP, the National Archery in the Schools Program.

Postseason honors

Lexington's all-city teams were chosen by the archer's season average, with ties broken by high score. 


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