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Wildcat Archers Fare Well, Set to Host Eastern Regionals April 23-24


In their most recent outing April 9 at the James Madison Invitational, Penn College archers took a first place in the women’s compound competition and Jason Kornbau (Red Lion) won the individual men’s recurve championship.

“They’re on a roll now. They’ve won everything we’ve entered this year and hopefully they continue doing it clear to nationals,” coach Chad Karstetter said of the women’s compound team. The Wildcat women, led by Karen Morse (Canton) and Beth Robinson (Williamsport) who finished second and third, respectively, in individual competition outscored host JMU, 236-213.

Karstetter was equally impressed with Kornbau, who outscored the second-place men’s recurve finisher from Penn State, 87-72.

“Jason shot really well. He has been shooting well since we went outdoors in March. He finally put everything together,” said the Wildcat coach. Teamwise, Penn College was second in men’s recurve, falling to James Madison, 193-162.

Also for Penn College, Ryan Romberger (Pillow) came in second individually to help the Wildcats to a third-place team finish in the men’s compound division.

Next up for Penn College is the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Championships, which the college will host Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24.

Six teams and between 60 and 70 individuals will compete starting with qualifying at noon Saturday. Teams (in addition to Penn College) are from Penn State, James Madison, Columbia of Manhattan, N.Y., Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey and Stevens Trade School in Lancaster. Divisions include men’s and women’s compound and recurve for both teams and individuals.

Single-elimination shooting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sixteen targets will be used on the Athletic Field near the Field House along One College Avenue. An area will be set up from which spectators can view the action.

“I’m really excited, not only for spectators to come and see what we do, but I believe we’re going to do really well,” Karstetter said. “At James Madison, our women did exceptionally well and I look for them to continue doing that well. And the men’s recurve has stepped it up and should give James Madison a run for its money.”

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