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Archery: Lesley Sleight sets two national records on way to title

She and Rodger Sleight competed at latest national championships

Lesley Sleight set two new national records on the way to claiming victory during recent competition in the UK.

Lesley and Rodger Sleight were both involved in the English Field Archery Association Bowhunter National Championships in Mansfield recently.

The competition started with an Unmarked 3D round and Lesley's score of 422 set a Veteran English record which left her in 2nd place at the end of the first day.

The next day was an Unmarked Precision 3D round and with a score of 264 Lesley set an Adult English record improving on her personal best by 15 points.

A total score of 686 was enough to see Lesley take the National title for Ladies Traditional Recurve by 21 points.

As it now stands, Lesley holds ten Adult and ten Veteran English Records.

Meanwhile, Rodger had a good first day competition and with a score of 482 found himself in 3rd position in the Mens' Traditional Recurve class which was a personal best by nearly 90 points.

His score on day two of 242 gave him a total of 724 points missing out on the bronze medal by just 15 points.

Lesley and Rodger will be competing for England at the end of the month at the European Bowhunter Championships. 

The week long competition takes place in Confolens , France.

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