NASHVILLE, TENN. - As one of the top archers in the entire country over much of the past half-decade, Anamosa sophomore Lilly Machart has been used to the pressures of high-quality tournaments.
Machart was back representing the Anamosa Schools team competing at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) championships in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27, and once again she made a very, very good impression on the national scene.
Machart posted a score of 295 in the NASP Championship bullseye event inside the Nashville Music City Center, good enough to not only place her second against a field of 119 high school sophomores competing at the event, but was third against all 1,255 girls competing.
Machart got off to a sensational start in the event hitting perfect 10s on her first 15 targets before recording a nine on her 16th of 30 shots.
The Raider sophomore tallied 9s on four of her final seven shots to finish with the 295.
Only Ivy Walton, a senior from Missouri, and Paige Robins, a sophomore from Kentucky, scored higher than Machart finishing with scores of 297 each in the girls’ bullseye division.
Ohio’s Nathaniel Harper led all archers coming through with a near perfect score of 299 to win the event while Wisconsin’s Kaden Christenson added a 298 in the boys’ division.
Machart also took part in the NASP IBO 3D Championship tournament as well, and again finished with one of the highest scores at the event coming through with a 291.
The number placed the Raider sophomore as the second-best among all high school sophomore girls and was 12th out of the 750 total girls competing in the event.
Again, Machart got off to a blistering start drilling the targets with perfect 10 scores on her first 19 tries before things began to gradually get tougher as she finished with nines on four of her final six tries and eights on her final two attempts.
Ohio’s Kylee Brookover, a freshman, led all girls in the IBO 3D shoot finishing with a 296 while Alex Britan, a senior from Eddyville-Blakesburg High School, claimed the boys’ and overall 3D championship with a perfect 300 score.
Henry Thompson, from Kentucky, was runner-up with a score of 298.