Klein wins U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship

DWU senior Raeanne Klein won a national championship at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships recently in Columbia, Mo. Pictured left to right are Danielle Thompson, third place, Liberty University; Maria James, second place, Michigan State, Klein and Randy Latimer, USCA judge. (Photo courtesy of Caitlin Jones, University of Missouri)

DWU senior Raeanne Klein won a national championship at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships recently in Columbia, Mo. Pictured left to right are Danielle Thompson, third place, Liberty University; Maria James, second place, Michigan State, Klein and Randy Latimer, USCA judge. (Photo courtesy of Caitlin Jones, University of Missouri)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dakota Wesleyan University senior Raeanne Klein competed at – and won – the 3D U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships Oct. 20-21 in Columbia, Missouri.

The championships, hosted by the Mizzou Archery Club, featured more than 100 college archers from 17 different schools. Some schools in attendance included Penn State, Texas A&M, Wayne State and Mount Marty College, among others.

There were six different divisions, based on equipment used, and Klein – a Gregory, S.D., native – competed in the bow hunter women’s division. She won the title with a two-day score of 376. On the first day of competition, competitors shot at 3D foam animal targets from 20 unmarked distances and on the second day they had 20 marked distances.

Klein scored a 189 on the first day and a 187 on the second for a total of 376. Michigan State University’s Maria James took second with a 371 and Liberty University’s Danielle Thompson was third with a 355.

Klein competed as part of the DWU Archery Club. The club – which is open to DWU and Mitchell Tech students – currently practices from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays. Email Klein at raeanne.klein.09@students.dwu.edu for more information.