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Herndon Sets NASP Record for 7th Graders

Posted on 04 May 2015

From http://loganbanner.com/article/20150429/news/304299937Chase Herndon is making a name for himself in the world of archery.

Herndon, a seventh-grade student at Beth Haven Christian School and the son of Steve and Misha Herndon of Holden, has competed in archery tournaments all over the state of West Virginia, and also in several national tournaments in Louisville, Ky., and one World tournament in Madison, Wis.

This archery season has been an extremely exciting one for Herndon as he has brought home many wins and even a world record.

He competed in tournaments at Beth Haven Christian School, Elkview, Buckhannon Upsher, Ripley, Charleston and Parkersburg South High School.

Out of all these tournaments, Herndon captured five first-place finishes and one second-place finish. He also was the overall highest scorer, beating middle school and high school competitors, in three different tournaments.

On March 21, Herndon competed in a tournament at Ripley High School and scored a 298 out of a possible 300. He shot 28 – 10’s and two -9’s. A 10 is a perfect shot in archery.

Kevin Dixon, Vice President of NASP (National Archery in Schools Program,) confirmed that Herndon’s score was higher than any national or world score that have ever been submitted in his age group in the history of NASP.

The previous male seventh-grade record was 296 with 26 – 10’s. Herndon was the overall highest scorer for both middle school and high school participants, by five points.
Herndon is scheduled to compete on May 9, in Lousiville, Ky., in the NASP National Tournament. His coaches at his tournaments have been his parents, Beth Haven principal Regina Vance and Bill McDonald.

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