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By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

Christie Lavallee of St. Ambroise placed fourth at the 2012 Canadian 3D Championships in Vernon, BC. (Submitted photo)

Christie Lavallee of St. Ambroise placed fourth at the 2012 Canadian 3D Championships in Vernon, BC. (Submitted photo)

Christie Lavallee was able to overcome some unfamiliar terrain earlier this month.

The St. Ambroise archer, accustomed to the flatlands of the prairies, managed to score a fourth-place finish at the 2012 Canadian 3D Championships in Vernon, BC.

"We'd walk a course and each course had 26 or 27 targets," said Lavallee. "When we'd get to the targets, we'd have to stand at our designated stake area for our category, and we had to estimate what we thought the distance was (to the target).

"Then we had to shoot it."

Lavallee said her performance at the event was her best of the season, especially the first day, where her score of 226 placed her first overall out of the seven competitors in the cadet compound 15-17 division.

She shot 213 on the second day of competition and rebounded with another 226 on the third day to finish with a total of 665, 35 points behind winner Chloe Buck, and 14 points off the podium.

"I was at the peak of my shooting at the national competition," said Lavallee.

For more, please see the Thursday, Aug. 23 edition of the Central Plains Herald-Leader.

dan.falloon@sunmedia.ca

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