Alachua County Teens Advance to World Indoor Archery Championship
Published December 21st, 2013
NEWBERRY -- She may not be old enough to drive, but that's not stopping one High Springs teenager from making a name for herself in the global sport of archery.
Meghan Collins, 14, came in first place in last weekend's U.S. Indoor Team archery trials held at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex.
Collins will now travel to France in February to compete at the World Indoor Championships.
Because she competed in the open womens' category, Collins will be going up against adults, something that hasn't happened at the world trials in nearly a decade.
Despite competing against women almost twice her age, Collins says she's ready for the challenge.
To afford the trip to France, Collins is raising money through the crowd-sourcing site GoFundMe.com.
Collins is not the only archer who trains in Newberry to place in last week's trials -- Ryan Oliver, 14, of Newberry will also travel to France, and will compete in the junior men's category.
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