LAS VEGAS — In its second year of sponsoring archery as a scholarship sport, Mount Marty College has its first national champion.
Freshman McKenna Cooley won the gold medal in the Recurve Women division on Friday at the U.S. Intercollegiate Indoor Archery Championships, held in conjunction with the Vegas Shoot in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cooley, a Las Vegas native, won her first round head-to-head matchup 6-4 and then won her semifinal battle 7-1. She then defeated Miranda Lauria, of the University of the Cumberlands (Kentucky), 6-4 in the gold medal match.
In the same division, Mount Marty sophomore Callie Stevens finished seventh out of 10 archers.
In the Vegas Shoot, Cooley was 12th of 34 in flight four, scoring 794 with 5 X’s. Stevens, in flight 10, was first with a score of 667 with 6 X’s.
Also for MMC in the Vegas Shoot, Kendra Hunhoff (877, 34 X’s) was 11th of 35 in flight 14 compound, Jeff Wanner (870, 28 X’s) was 14th of 35 in flight 3 Bow Hunter, Chase Vleck (616, 1 X) was 17th of 25 in flight 9 Bow Hunter, Christina Winkler (774, 10 X’s) was 26th of 30 in flight 8 Bow Hunter, and Curtis Lapour (465, 1 X) was 32nd of 32 in flight 11 recurve.