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Outdoor archery firing up for Quesnel athletes

Quesnel competitors off to high-level competitions

Quesnel archers are headed to national-level competitions, this week and next.

The 3D Nationals are coming up in Cranbrook from Aug. 4-8. This popular variety of archery requires competitors to follow a course over varying terrain, shooting arrows at lifelike foam targets of animals. Team BC’s 3D archery squad includes Quesnel’s Lora-Lee Murray.

“The BC Performance Team is headed to Victoria for Target Nationals from Aug 8-12 and both Adam and Kayden D’Entremont qualified for the BC Performance Team,” said Murray, celebrating her fellow members of the Quesnel River Archery Club. “Brooklyn Novak, Dale Chapplow and myself are also headed to Target Nationals and Stu (Murray, one of the club’s top officials and shooters) is headed there as a National Judge Candidate.”

These placements were all a result of the Archery BC provincial championships held this year in Kamloops. Of the 113 shooters in that competition, nine were from the Quesnel River Archery Club, plus Stu Murray as head judge. The full group and their provincial results are:

Kayden D’Entremont - Gold

Brendan Douglas - Gold

Brooklyn Novak - Silver

Mike Jones - Silver

Lora-Lee Murray - Silver

Dale Chapplow

Jeanette Douglas

Adam D’Entremont

The Quesnel River Archers have two facilities. Their indoor shooting range is at 160 Barlow Avenue, their outdoor shooting range is at Pioneer Park on Campsite Road. For more information, look up their Facebook page.

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