Cariboo Archers notch top results at Canadian regionals

Nine Cariboo Archers travelled to Quesnel March 6 to compete at the Canadian Regional Indoor Target Championships.

Nine Cariboo Archers travelled to Quesnel March 6 to compete at the Canadian Regional Indoor Target Championships.

“The results took a bit of time to be official because the shoots are held all over Canada on the weekend and then sent to Ottawa to be collated,” said Cariboo Archer Al Campsall.

“Each archer shoots 60 arrows at 18 metres with 600 being a perfect score.”

The results for the Cariboo Archers are as follows:

• Bob Thurow: 26th in senior compound unlimited

• Jaimee Martin: 15th in cub compound

• Emersyn Sanford: 15th in pre-cub compound

• Jenna Miranda: 13th in pre-cub compound

• Ty Thurow: 13th in cub compound

• Joelle Thurow: ninth in pre-cub compound

• Mary Thurow: fourth in senior compound fixed pins

• Fred Streleoff: third in senior barebow

• Al Campsall: first in masters compound fixed pins

“All of our young shooters were at the young end of their categories, so we can expect more from them in the next few years,” Campsall, who coaches the club’s young archers, said.

Meanwhile, Campsall set a new Canadian record, beating the old record by six points.

He was also busy this past weekend in Vancouver as a nominee at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards in the masters division.

“I lost to a very deserving woman, Siew Har Hong, who is a world champion competing in her own age category in badminton,” Campsall said.

Campsall said it was an honour and a humbling experience to represent the BC Archery Association as a finalist, and noted it was a great evening.

“Carey Price won the Best of BC award,” he said. “We got to visit with Carey’s mom and dad, old friends, who accepted the award for him.”

In addition, Allan Mathews, a retired School District 27 teacher and Hockey Canada board member, was honoured for volunteering for BC Hockey.