Archers set a total of 12 new record scores at the Pan American and Parapan American Archery Championships that took place two weeks ago in Monterrey, Mexico.
Colombian world number two Sara Lopez was responsible – partially or wholly – for four of them.
She shot a perfect 150-point match with 10Xs during eliminations, a 702 for qualification and added two team championship records. Lopez, Alejandra Usquiano and Nora Valdez scored 2098 for the team ranking round, while Lopez and Juan Fernando Bonilla totaled 1407 in mixed team qualification.
All were new bests at the event.
Making their debut in international target archery competition, the barebow 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round bars were set by Mexican husband and wife Manuel Leal and Fabienne Estrada with 592 and 494, respectively.
In the para categories, two-time champion Fabiola Dergovics from Brazil beat the recurve women’s open best, scoring 594, while she and Heriberto Alves Roca shot a new mixed team record with 1191.
Chile’s wunderkind Mariana Zuniga also bagged two new benchmarks. She shot 668 for the 72-arrow 50-metre ranking round and a 144 for the 15-arrow match.
The USA’s Lisa Coryell’s 119 for match play was also a best in the W1 category.
Misael Ruiz of Mexico set a visually impaired 1 mark of 120 for the 30-metre qualification round.