William Penn

WPU won its fourth title of the year.

PELLA — The William Penn shotgun sports team picked up yet another victory last Saturday as it hosted Coe and Upper Iowa in a triangular.

The program’s first-ever home event, which was held at Black Oak Clays range, featured individuals competing in Skeet and Sporting Clays.

The Statesmen tallied 796 points to take the competition, while Upper Iowa finished at 738 and Coe managed 733 points. It is William Penn’s fourth title of the year.

Amidst strong winds, Christopher Berkshire-Lewis (So., Kansas City, Mo., Business Management) topped the navy and gold in the Skeet with a winning score of 95-for-100. Hunter Lucas (So., Washington, Iowa) was next at 90-for-100, while Breale McFarland (Fr., Rio Rancho, N.M., Education) posted a mark of 88-for-100. Bryon Baca (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Quinton Casteel (Jr., Moravia, Iowa, Biology) also hit 85 of their 100 targets.

Baca then guided WPU in the Sporting Clays with a top score of 86-for-100. Berkshire-Lewis was runner-up on the squad at 81-for-100, while Casteel (72-for-100) and Jarrett DeKoning (Jr., Grinnell, Iowa, Public Accounting and Business Management) (58-for-100) were next. McFarland posted a mark of 56-for-100 as well.

Berkshire-Lewis ended up at 176-for-200 to tie Upper Iowa’s Ty Parsons for Male High Overall Athlete honors.

“It was a great feeling seeing everyone come together and win as a team, not as individuals!” Head Coach Steve Heaton said.

Next Up: William Penn will host the Iowa SCTP Collegiate State Skeet and Sporting Clays Championship Saturday at the Izaak Walton League in Oskaloosa.

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