Nearly 200 archers compete at national championships in MLT

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Joel Seeger of Brier competed in the Male Cadet Recurve division of the U.S. National Indoor Championships in Mountlake Terrace on Sunday.
Joel Seeger of Brier competed in the Male Cadet Recurve division of the U.S. National Indoor Championships in Mountlake Terrace on Sunday.

Archers from six western states closed out the Mountlake Terrace regional edition of the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Sunday, an event that may not be able to return to the city after three straight years here.

Close to 200 archers competed at The Nock Point, an indoor range, service center and pro shop in Mountlake Terrace, from Feb. 21-23 in two separate events, the national indoor championships and the Junior Olympic Archery Development Championships. You can view scores from the competitions here.

Competitors for the Mountlake Terrace regional events came from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah and Texas.

The Nock Point, 22313-70th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, has hosted the regional events yearly since 2012, but may not have the space necessary to bring it back next year. USA Archery wants to increase the number of participants welcomed to the two competitions; the Nock Point’s 26 lanes available in its two indoor ranges may not be enough.

Locations for 2015 sanctioned USA Archery competitions will be announced within the next couple of months.

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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