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14 year old finishes eighth in state archery contest

Miles Ross was so close he could taste it.

The 14-year-old Nevada City archer was sitting pretty after the first day of competition at the Junior World Trials in Salt Lake City last weekend.

Ross was within striking range of a top-four finish and a spot on the Cadet (14-16 age group) national team after the first day of the two-day competition, but ran into a roadblock the following day in the form of the tourney’s top-seeded archer.

He was edged out in their first meeting at an Olympic-style elimination round, then again in the round robin portion later that day.

Ross, who moved up as high as sixth overall during the final round, finished in eighth.

“I started off really well, but toward the end I just collapsed,” he said. “I would have liked to have gone further, but I picked up a lot of experience over there. I know what to expect now.

“There was a lot of wind, but I thought I did really well for the conditions,” he added.

– Keith Jiron

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