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Wildcat Archers Take Second in Regional Shoot, Place 14 on All-East Team


The Pennsylvania College of Technology archery team hosted the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships this past weekend, placing second behind winner James Madison University. Atlantic Cape Community College rounded out the top three.

Individually, the Wildcats claimed first-place finishes from freshman bowhunter William A. McFadden, of New Tripoli, and sophomore compound Justus K. Leimbach, of Westminster, Md.

In addition, 14 archers from the squad made the cut for the All-East team.

Steady eye, steady hand
Steady eye, steady hand
Kendel F. Baier (left), one of Penn College's All-East honorees, during the weekend's regional championships.
Kendel F. Baier (left), one of Penn College’s All-East honorees, during the weekend’s regional championships.

All-East honorees are the top archers from each discipline as determined by scores from United States Collegiate Archery shoots, including the ERIAC.

Chosen along with McFadden and Leimbach for the All-East squad were Kelvin R. Dewalt, of Easton, and Joseph A. Dowdrick III, of Lebanon, in men’s bowhunter; Brianna D. Batykefer, of Butler; Kendel Baier, of Jersey Shore; and Cayla Q. Easley, of Carlisle, in women’s bowhunter; Matthew G. Cummings, of Mountville, and Markus P. Weber, of LaPlata, Md., in men’s compound; Nicole E. Lapinski, of Bloomsburg; Ashley M. Baker, of Coudersport; and Rebecca M. Boyer, of Macungie, in women’s compound; and Maxwell T. Trainor, of Hawley, and Greggory A. Foust, of Murraysville, in men’s recurve.

Wildcats, assemble!
Wildcats, assemble!

The Wildcats took home four first-place team finishes: men’s bowhunter, mixed bowhunter, women’s compound and mixed compound. The women’s bowhunter and men’s compound teams placed second, and the men’s recurve team finished third overall.

Among individual results, McFadden and Dewalt were one-two in men’s bowhunter; Leimbach and Cummings finished the same in men’s compound. Batykefer placed third in women’s bowhunter and Lapinski was third in women’s compound.

Penn College will travel to Cedar City, Utah, for the national tournament on May 16.

Gear of champions
Gear of champions
Regional silver for the home team
Regional silver for the home team
Taking aim
Taking aim

Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer, and Jami L. Hughes, coordinator of intercollegiate athletics and sports information

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