Sil­ver for Rousseau

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - With sub­mit­ted files

With just one year of ex­pe­ri­ence un­der her belt, South Lan­caster’s Han­nah Rousseau cap­tured the sil­ver medal in the fe­male cadet com­pound di­vi­sion, Aug. 11-14, at the On­tario Sum­mer Games, in Mis­sis­sauga.

The 14-year-old com­peted in a group of girls ages 14-17. Though the weather at Erindale Park was any­thing but ideal, in­clud­ing down­pours, wind, and a tor­nado warn­ing, Rousseau man­aged to shoot two solid rounds with a scores of 529/720 and 578/720 (personal best).

The young­ster was in­tro­duced to the sport of archery by her dad, Kris, last year. Un­der the guid­ance of South Na­tion Archery Club coaches Kathy Mil­lar-Smith and Larry Smith, the Glen­gar­rian has spent count­less hours prac­tis­ing and train­ing, with the goal of im­prov­ing her skills and finding suc­cess in com­pe­ti­tion.

Since par­tic­i­pat­ing in her first in- house tour­na­ment last De­cem­ber, Rousseau has con­tin­ued to ad­vance.

Among the suc­cesses this year, the teen archer claimed gold in the cub age group at the On­tario Mail Match, the On­tario 10-Ring In­door Cham­pi­onships, and the IFAA In­door Cham­pi­onships.

Step­ping up to the cadet level, she placed ninth in the Archery Canada Regional In­door Cham­pi­onships and the Mul­tisites In­door Cham­pi­onship of the Amer­i­cas.

Rousseau be­gins Grade 9 at Char-Lan DHS in Septem­ber.

PHOTO COUR­TESY SHAWNA ROUSSEAU

AT HOME ON THE RANGE: South Lancaster archer Hannah Rousseau re­cently nabbed a sil­ver medal at the On­tario Sum­mer Games.

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