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Penn College Archers Close Out Indoor Season in Style

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers closed out the indoor portion of their schedule in grand fashion last weekend, taking one team first, two team seconds and three individual firsts at the U.S. Collegiate Indoor Eastern Regionals in Harrisonburg, Va. “Overall, we did really well,” coach Chad Karstetter said. “I’ve got a good team this year. These guys are definitely the real deal. They’re shooting well.” In team events, the Wildcats took the men’s compound title with 3,462 points (93 better than second-place Penn State University) and finished second in men’s recurve (3,257 points to 3,292 for first-place James Madison University) and women’s compound (3,261 points to 3,308 for first-place Penn State). Competing on the men’s compound team were Dan Wido (Shickshinny), Zach Plannick (Coraopolis) and Aaron Lapinski (Bloomsburg). On the men’s recurve team were Martin Smith (Brookville), Tyler Gale (Kennedyville, Md.) and Glen Thomas (Mercer). On the women’s compound team were Lindsey Fackler (Halifax), Cheryl Brooks (Reynoldsville) and Julie Cain (Bellefonte). Individually, Wido won the men’s compound with 1,175 points, Thomas captured the men’s recurve with 1,157 points and Fackler tied for first in women’s compound with 1,148 points. According to Karstetter, Fackler scored a personal-best 573 points on Saturday – then eclipsed it with a 575 Sunday. The event wrapped up the team’s indoor season, and Karstetter is pleased. “It was great. I couldn’t have asked them to do much better,” he said. “The men’s compound team was great, winning every meet we went to, and to close out the season with a win at the Eastern Regionals and having three individual champs “¦ We had a great indoor season. I’m very proud of the group.” Looking ahead to the outdoor season, which begins April 4-5 at the Adam Wheatcroft Memorial back in Harrisonburg, Karstetter said, “I’m really looking forward to shooting outdoors because, just from our history, we seem to do much better outdoors than we do indoors. “Because we’ve been winning indoors, hopefully that’s a good sign. We definitely have a strong team this year and we’re going to be one of the top forces in the collegiate archery program this year,” the coach added. Eastern Regional Indoor Team Results

Male Recurve

  1. James Madison University, 3,292
  2. Penn College, 3,257
  3. Atlantic Cape Community College, 2,641

Male Compound

  1. Penn College, 3,462
  2. Penn State, 3,369
  3. James Madison University, 3,365

Female Compound Team

  1. Penn State, 3,308
  2. Penn College, 3,261
  3. James Madison University, 3,119

Eastern Regional Indoor Individual Results (Penn College archers)

Male Recurve Glen Thomas, 1,157; first; Tyler Gale, 1,082, seventh; Martin Smith, 1,018, 10th; and James Fanelli, 1,014, 11th

Male Compound Daniel Wido, 1,175, first; Brad Ferguson, 1,152, fifth; Zack Plannick, 1,150, sixth; Aaron Lapinski, 1,137, eighth; Brock Smith, 1,135, ninth; and Jered Boers, 1,130, 11th

Female Compound Lindsey Fackler, 1,148, tie for first; Cheryl Brooks, 1,063, 10th; and Julie Cain, 1,050, 12th