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Archer Caitlin Wong on target at Indoor Nationals

March 22, 2019
By KCS Staff

With a mentality of having fun and just doing her best, senior Caitlin Wong has found increasing success in the sport of archery. In February, she competed in two events held in Sacramento, finishing 1st in the 2019 Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Indoor Championships (Recurve Junior Women's division) and placing 2nd in the 50th U.S. National Indoor Championships. When combined with the other Indoor Nationals held across the country, her impressive results land her in 11th place for JOAD and 28th for Indoor Nationals in her division.

Caitlin started learning archery in 8th grade and eventually moved toward training for competitions in the latter half of her freshman year. Throughout her high school career, she has been able to transfer skills honed in her archery training to her academic studies. Learning to remain calm and controlling the stress and anxiety that comes with competing are perhaps the most notable skills that have also translated into the classroom environment.

"Shock" was the word Caitlin used to describe her reaction to her results from the Sacramento competitions. She will compete in two more events this summer.  As she thinks about her future in archery, she maintains the same mindset as when she first started, looking to follow "wherever God leads."