Lehi teen wins gold at international archery competition

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Makenzie Weatherspoon spent the first few days of school across an ocean, a compound bow in her hand, shooting in a royal courtyard in Madrid. And while most of her classmates were turning in their first assignments, she was crying on a podium with her teammates.

“We’re on the podium with our gold medals and the national anthem in the background, and you think about how much work you put into this, because there is a lot,” Makenzie said. “That’s a lot of hours and time there, and a lot of arrows shot.”

Makenzie is a 15-year-old sophomore at Lehi High School, and now, a world champion. She took home a gold and a silver medal last month at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in Spain, where she joined a total of 585 athletes representing 61 countries in her first international tournament.

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