Nock Point to host archery championships starting Friday

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Competition at last year's event.
Archers compete at last year’s event.

For the third time, the Nock Point Indoor Archery Range in Mountlake Terrace will be hosting competition in the 45th U.S. National Indoor Championships and the 2014 JOAD Indoor Championships starting on Friday, Feb. 21. The championships continue through the weekend.

About 200 junior and adult archers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California are registered for the three days of competition in Mountlake Terrace. Other competitors in the championships compete at regional archery centers throughout the United States.

The Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Indoor Championships is for archers age 20 and younger and will hold their Mountlake Terrace rounds of competition on Friday. The U.S. National Indoor Championships is open to all ages and will conduct their rounds of competition on Saturday and Sunday.

With 26 indoor shooting lanes, a pro shop and a service center, the Nock Point is one of just a few facilities nationwide that can host competition in the U.S. Indoor and JOAD Indoor Championships. The facility is located at 22313-70th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace.

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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