LANCASTER, Pa. — Casey Kaufhold, 13, of Lancaster, shot the highest score of any female shooter in U.S. history at any age, breaking the senior, junior and cadet national records with a 1,162 out of 1,200 recurve score during the U.S. National Indoor Championships last weekend.
Her best half tied the national record out of 600 with 584, and the next day in practice, she beat that with a 586.
“I had shot that score before in practice so I knew I could do it, I just had to keep my head in the game to finally get it,” she said. “It’s pretty crazy and hard to believe. I was just so happy. I got off the line and I knew I did it so I just burst into tears and hugged all my friends. They were so happy for me and I was just so grateful they were there to experience it with me.”
She made the World Archery Youth Championships team last summer and finished first in the cadet rankings for the 2018 U.S. Archery team. Next up is the U.S. National Indoor Championships final. And longterm, she is looking ahead to Tokyo 2020, she said.
Follow Casey’s journey in the U.S. Indoor National Championships by clicking here for results. The final, which is scheduled March 9, will be available here via a Live Stream presented by Lancaster Archery Supply.
— USA Archery