Gardner Edgerton Student Places in National Competition

Kylie Hayes, a sophomore at GEHS, competed in the National Championships of Field Archery and placed 15th! Read more about Kylie's accomplishments and the event itself in the press release below:

The National Field Archery Association hosted its 2020 Indoor National Championships – Quarantine Edition via a virtual or mail-in format for 2020. The tournament was hosted by 134 NFAA clubs and shops across the country, allowing members to compete in smaller groups closer to home.

Archers were required to complete two NFAA 300 round courses(blue/white face)
over a two day period. Preliminary scores were compiled via electronic scoring at each site and official scorecards were verified by NFAA National Headquarters’ staff located in Yakton, S.D.

After two days of grueling competition KYLIE LYNN HAYES, Daughter of Wayne & Angie Hayes of Gardner, Kansas and a Sophomore at Gardner Edgerton High School finished 15th nationally. Miss Hayes, which was representing the State of Kansas, competed against 100 other female archers from throughout the United States in the Young adult division.

The tournaments’ virtual site for this area was at ROTH’S OUTDOOR-Archery Shop & Indoor Range in Paola, Kansas. The tournament included two days of competition where archers shot over 60 arrows in 12 rounds of competition. After the first day of competition, Miss Hayes’, scored 299 points out of a possible 300 points with 45 “X’s”. On the second day of competition she shot a “PERFECT SCORE” of 300 points out of a possible 300 points with 44 “X’s” to give her a total final score of 599 points out of a possible 600 points with 89 “X’s” for the tournament.

Congratulations, Kylie!!