The 2013-2014 inaugural Archery Team promises to bring a lot of excitement and awards to Midway College. Off to an amazing start already this year, the team has won numerous titles in the first two competitions. At the University of Cumberland’s Invitational, Bow Hunter and Recurve Divisions placed first in team shoots; individual awards are as follows: First Place Women’s Recurve: Olivia Bosc, Third Place Women’s Recurve: Danielle Cusick, and Second Place Women’s Hunter: Wendi Thomas. The following weekend the archers travelled to Illinois bringing home six more titles! Wendi Thomas won 1st place Bow Hunter with 344 points and Mallory Roberts won 2nd place Bow Hunter with 331 points. The Recurve Team brought home 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in their division, thanks to Danielle Cusick, Olivia Bosc, and Maddie Sansone! Meghan Shupe, Mallory Roberts, and Wendi Thomas also brought home 1st place in the team shoot that weekend!
The season looks very promising as the Archers continue to sweep the region bringing home numerous titles! First year Coach Tompkins’ guiding philosophy for coaching the Midway Archery Team stems from a saying of Vince Lombardi who, at the time was the head coach for the Green Bay Packers. Coach Lombardi said “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Coach Tompkins believes that the success of the archery team will come from hard work, perseverance, teamwork, and the pursuit of perfection.