31, Mar, 2014

Records Broken in Invercargill

At the McDermott Memorial FITA Tournament in Invercargill over the weekend several records were broken by two of our top archers.

On Saturday, in cool, overcast conditions, with a little breeze in the afternoon, Shaun Teasdale shot 1400. On Sunday, in perfectly calm and humid conditions he became the first New Zealand archer to shoot back to back 1400s in a tournament, with another score of exactly 1400.

His comments were that he thoroughly enjoys the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Southland Club and it is one of the tournaments that he enjoys most in the calendar.

Not to be outdone, Rob Peterson shot his first score of 1313 on Saturday, to equal the long-standing WA 90m record of Ken Uprichard, which was set in 1999. Further to this, on Sunday he then proceeded to better his score with 1316, to set a new NZ record.

What makes Rob’s effort even more meritorious is that he has been recovering from a shoulder injury and has had to change his form to enable him to shoot without further damage.

Congratulations to both archers with well deserved results.

Anne Mitchell
Vice President
Selection Convenor