March 19, 2014 — The East Carter Archery Team traveled to Louisville Monday to compete in the 2014 KHSAA Archery State Championships.
The Raiders finished eighth in the state with a score of 3359 out of a possible 3600.
Among the top individual performances on the boys side, senior Ryan Walker scored a 292 out of a possible 300 points, just six points off Graves County’s Dustin Johnson. Fellow senior Dustin Sexton was three points behind Walker at 289 for 14th place.
Sophomore Alex Wells placed 55th in the individual results with a score of 289. Senior Tanner Sammons finished in a tie for 70th with a score of 282. There were a total of 372 archers on the boys side competing for top honors.
On the girls side, East Carter had four archers place in the top 50 out of eight members. Junior Bethany Tolliver shot a 284, good enough to tie for 22nd in the state. Sophomore Elyssa McDavid senior Kayla Barber tied for 46th with a score of 279 and sophomore Cameron Rice was one point behind her teammates with a 278. Junior Whitney Underwood finished 69th with a score of 275.
There were a total of 272 archers in the girls state archery tournament.