Press Release

Spring 2012 Archery: East Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships -Williamsport, Pa.

April 21, 2012

Freshman Matthew Cummings won the men's compound competition

Freshman Matthew Cummings won the men's compound competition

Scoring individual first-place finishes over the weekend were Matthew Cummings, of Mountville, in men’s compound; Kelvin Dewalt, of Easton, in men’s bowhunter; and Kendel Baier, of Jersey Shore, in women’s bowhunter.

Also individually for the Wildcats, Zachary Bixby, of Gillett, was second and Justus Leimbach, of Westminster, Md., was fourth in men’s compound; Nicole Lapinski, of Bloomsburg, was second in women’s recurve; Glen Thomas, of Mercer, was second in men’s recurve; Jordan McGowan, of Carlisle, was second and Joe Dowdrick, of Lebanon, was third in men’s bowhunter; and Brianna Batykefer, of Butler, was second and Eileen McKinney, of New Brighton, was fourth in women’s bowhunter.

Although she didn’t place, Wildcat Carrie Eichenlaub, of Neelyton, eliminated highly-ranked Kathryn Holmes, of James Madison University, in a sudden-death elimination round shoot-off Sunday.

Penn College’s mixed and women’s compound teams scored firsts. Competing in mixed competition were Lapinski and Clint Hinton, of Lock Haven, and on the women’s compound squad were Ashley Baker, of Coudersport; Rebecca Boyer, of Palmerton; and Lapinski.

Scoring second-place team finishes were Dewalt and Baier in mixed bowhunter; Bixby, Cummings and Leimbach in men’s compound and Dewalt, Dowdrick and McGowan in men’s bowhunter.

Wildcat archers earning All-East honors, and their finishes, were Baier (women’s bowhunter, 1), Batykefer (women’s bowhunter, 2) and McKinney (women’s bowhunter, 4); Dewalt (men’s bowhunter, 1), McGowan (men’s bowhunter, 2) and Dowdrick (men’s bowhunter, 4); Lapinski (women’s compound, 2) and Baker (women’s compound, 4); Thomas (men’s recurve, 2); and in men’s compound Andrew Everett, of New Market, Md., 2; Bixby, 3; Leimbach, 4; Cummings, 5; and Hinton, 6.

“Our team did extremely well. I’m very pleased with all of the individuals and how they placed,” said coach Brian Parker.

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