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NEWS!
Four More MSO Records Fall
After a stellar performance at the National Senior Games last summer, Maryland's top archers returned to their home event Sept. 27 and had another spirited competition while eclipsing four state records.

At the National Games, Richard Paschke (65-69 recurve) and James Worrill (70-74 compound fingers) captured gold medals while Ronald West (60-64 compound release) and Lula McMurray (60-64 compound release) brought home silver. All but Mr. Paschke participated in this year's MSO.

And wouldn't you know that the best age group competition of the event was the men's compound release, where West, Bob Wise and perennial favorite Tom Coblentz squared off. West shot an 881, his best score since the 2006 games, but Coblentz retained the gold with an 890, tying his record score of 2008. West, the national champion, settled for silver and Wise, who was silver medalist a year ago, took the bronze with an 872.

This was the third straight MSO Coblentz has captured gold in his age group.

Bob Walker, also a familiar name to MSO archery records, stepped up to the 75-79 compound fingers age group and breezed past Scott Ballard's 2000 mark of 639 by shooting 776.

Mr. Walker would have held the state record in age groups 60-79. But Larry Worrill, who kept coming up just short of Mr. Walker's records in the younger age brackets, moved into the 70-74 and took his five-year-old record by three points with an 844.

Event coordinator Ted Light also extended his run of history in recurve. He improved on his record 806 set last year in 60-64 with an 824. He holds the recurve records from 50-64 age groups.

The other new record was set by Gordon Kelly in the compound release 70-74. His 846 topped Everett Witter's mark of 838 set in 2002 and was the 11th new archery record set in the past two Maryand games.

2009 Archery Results
Held Sept. 27 at Genesse Outdoor Learnig Center in Parkton:

Men’s
Recurve
60-64
*Gold—Ted Light, Cockeysville, 824
Silver—Vince Price, Gaithersburg, 621
Bronze—Earl Laue, Bowie, 511

65-69
Gold—Bill Marsich, Waldorf, 412

70-74
Gold—Dave Jackson, Perryville, 741
Silver—Andy LaMarche, Phoenix, 698

Compound Release
55-59
Gold—Bob Peterson, Cumberland, 881

60-64
*
Gold—Tom Coblentz, Knoxville, 890
Silver—Ron West, Capitol Heights, 881
Bronze—Bob Wise, Belair, Myersville, 872

65-69
Gold—Ray May, Middletown, 873

70-74
*Gold—Gordon Kelly, Dunkirk, 846

Compound Fingers
50-54
*Gold—Larry Worrill, Harwood, 844
Silver—Jerry Wenzel, Cold Harbor, Va., 768

75-79
*
Gold—Bob Walker, Waldorf, 776

Women’s
Compound Release
50-54
Gold—Colleen McGowan, Oak Hill, 848

55-59
Gold—Faye (Edie) Wise, Myersville, 848

60-64
Gold—Lula (Gwen) McMurray, Capitol Heights, 843

65-69
Gold—Mary Wenzel, Cold Harbor, Va., 808

75-79
Gold—Winnie Paris, Hanover, 735

*—Indicates new Maryland Senior Olympics record.

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