Arreola earns record-setting win at JOAD Nationals

Liko Arreola (right) of Makawao competes during the JOAD National Target Championships last week in Raleigh, N.C. Arreola won the compound female bowman division. USA ARCHERY photo

The Maui News

Maui’s Liko Arreola set two records on the way to winning a national title at the JOAD National Target Championships last week in Raleigh, N.C.

The 11-year-old from Makawao won the compound female bowman division, dominating in both the qualification and elimination rounds.

In the qualifying rounds, Arreola had scores of 356, 354, 358 and 360 for a 1,428 total that broke the previous 25m double-round national record of 1,413. She also broke the national record for the 25m double round (25 round) with a 718.

“I have been shooting for five years and I practice every day, so breaking this record feels really good,” Arreola said in a story posted on the USA Archery website. “I like competing with other people and my goal is to go to the world championships one day.”

Liko Arreola (center) poses with fellow competitors on the podium after winning the national title. USA ARCHERY photo

Arreola had 132 10s and 79 bulls-eyes during qualifying.

In the elimination rounds, she shot perfect 30s for each end en route to the title. She defeated Ella Ramey of Kennesaw Archery Club 150-133 in the round of 16, beat Hatley Hetletved of Form First Archery 150-144 in the quarterfinals, defeated Andie Fulton of Shooters Archery JOAD 150-144 and earned a close 150-149 victory over Kaylee Gurney of Leave Your Mark Academy in the finals round.


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