Rio Blanco 4-H archers represented their county well at the 2017 Colorado 4-H state archery contest at Lake Pueblo State Park on Aug. 19-20. Riley Boydstun of Rangely earned a third place finish in the senior traditional compound division, and Kiyoko Thelen of Meeker placed fourth in the senior limited compound division.
Top archers from around the state endured the heat at Pueblo as they tested their accuracy on four FITA targets from 10-40 yards and 10 3-D targets at varying distances. Sarah Kracht of Meeker also competed in the junior limited division and earned a top 30 finish in a crowded class. All three shooting-sport contestants qualified for the state contest by winning their divisions at the Rio Blanco County 4-H shooting sports contest at Meeker on July 22.