Teen takes archery gold
A?14-YEAR-OLD?schoolboy is making a name for himself in the field of archery.
Brandon Field struck gold a few days ago at an international meet in Guatelama and is earmarked to lead Barbados’ challenge at the Central American and Caribbean Games slated for November in Veracruz, Mexico.
Competing as a senior in the male recurve division at four distances – 90 metres, 70 metres, 50 metres and 30 metres – Field notched an overall score of 1 125 points for his Fita team.
It was an impressive performance by the Lester Vaughan third former as he was competing among seniors most of whom were 18 years and over.
He was accompanied to Guatemala by his father Carlos Field, who was delighted with his son’s showing.
“He is improving all the time. Archery is a rising sport and Brandon’s effort will boost the sport. I know the entire archery fraternity is proud,” he said.
A product of St Angela’s Primary, Field has been involved in the sport since he was seven.
He is part of a five-man Barbados team that leaves here next week for the United States to participate in the Arizona Cup. He will be accompanied by Richard Morris, Karen Morris, Dwight Hadley and Kirk Smith.
This is a busy season for Field. When he returns from Arizona, he will take part in a tourney in Guadeloupe followed by one in Colombia. (MK)