British cadet compounders put 10 points on world record

Great Britain’s Layla Annison (679), Lucy Mason (676) and Hollie Smith (664) scored 2019 out of a possible 2160 points to beat the compound cadet women’s team ranking round world record, previously held by Italy, by 10 points subject to ratification at the European Youth Cup in Porec, Croatia on 10 July 2017.

“We shot really well. It was quite tough and we had difficult ends but overall we managed to pull it through and score really well,” said Mason, who seeded third individually behind Elizaveta Koroleva and teammate Annison.

“We normally shoot together and we’ve spent a lot of time as a team training for this – which is great, because there’s always someone right there, with you, pushing you to get better.”

The previous world-best mark was set at an earlier stage of the same circuit in Marathon.

“Any world record is going to be tough to beat but I think we have more to give and I think it will get higher and higher,” added Mason.

The British compound cadet team also scored higher than the current world record but rules require a minimum of three teams to compete in any division for a record to be ratified and only two were entered into the Porec competition.

France’s recurve cadet women also broke a team world record, seeding first, second and third and scoring a total of 1981 points, 25 more than a Korean squad managed at the World Archery Youth Championships in Yankton, USA in 2015.

The Porec stage of the 2017 European Youth Cup runs 8-14 July.