LINCOLN — Devin Sobotka of Lincoln Southeast set a state record with 290 points at the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament.
Kora Shedenhelm of Omaha Mater Dei Academy repeated as the top girl scorer with 284 points.
The tournament at the Lancaster Event Center drew 460 elementary, middle school and high school archers from 23 schools. The tournament was the culminating event in the state for NASP. Omaha Mater Dei and Lincoln North Star in the high school division, and Lincoln Pound in the middle school and elementary divisions, qualified for the NASP national tournament May 10 and 11 in Louisville, Ky., by winning a state championship or meeting a score requirement:
The top five individual finishers also qualified for nationals. The top finishers in each division were:
High school boys: 1. Devin Sobotka, Lincoln Southeast, 290 (state record). 2. Alec Hogan, Lincoln North Star, 281. 3. Nathan Cerise, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 272. 4. Jerrick Renshaw, Lincoln North Star, 271. 5. Stephen Lawrence, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 271. High school girls: 1. Kora Shedenhelm, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 284 points. 2. Alisha Sheets, Lincoln North Star, 279. 3. Roxanne Hyland, Oakland-Craig, 276. 4. Amanda Melrod, Lincoln North Star, 271. 5. Sabrina Picard, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 271.
Middle school boys: 1. Micah Jones, Bellevue, Arrows2Ammo, 272. 2. Carson Stewart, Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 267. 3. Joseph Cichos, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 266. 4. Zach Bennets, Lincoln Pound, 263. 5. Ben Price, Superior, 262. Middle school girls: 1. Jaci Tubbs, Lincoln North American Martyrs, 270. 2. Kasey Dunaski, Lincoln Dawes, 268. 3. Grace McManaman, Lincoln Pound, 266. 4. Jenna Dejonge, Lincoln Pound, 265. 5. Katie Bower, Superior, 263.
Elementary boys: 1. Taylor Murphy, Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 276. 2. Doran Auger, Lincoln, 265. 3. Hunter Kirby, Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 256. 4. Wyatt Schuster, Superior, 251. 5. Nathan Muir, Lincoln Goodrich 251. Elementary girls: 1. Mary Steil, Omaha All Saints Catholic, 256. 2. Monae Griffin, Oakland-Craig, 255. 3. Sarah Albin, Lincoln St. John the Apostle, 250. 4. Maddie Elbracht, Lincoln Pound, 246. 5. Alanah Straka, Lincoln Dawes, 236.
Team awards: High school division: 1. Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 3,200 (state record). 2. Lincoln North Star, 3,120. 3. Superior, 2,962. Middle school division: 1. Lincoln Pound, 3,077 (state record). 2. Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 2,929. 3. Lincoln Dawes, 2,770. Elementary division: 1. Lincoln Pound, 2,640. 2. Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 2,445. 3. Bellevue Arrows2Ammo, 2,317.
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