Rough start for Frogs

SOphomore Emily Conway steps up for team.

SOphomore Emily Conway steps up for team.

Sept. 28, 2004

Fort Worth - The Horned Frog rifle team wrapped up its first weekend of matches Sept. 25-26 with the team traveling to Memphis and then Oxford, Miss.

The team kicked off the competition season at the Memphis Tiger Open. The team only competed in air rifle at the meet and the team score of 2,179 gave them a fourth-place finish. Sophomore Emily Conway stepped up for the Frogs and shot a team-high air rifle mark of 564. Senior Dana O'Shea finished second in the rank of shooters with a score of 546. Nikki LeCompte and Leah Neubauer rounded out the Frog competitors at this meet. They shot a 545 and 524, respectively.

"Emily showed great improvement over last year, but she has to learn to live with a good score and not let that put pressure on her," Coach Karen Monez.

The next day, the team traveled to Mississippi for the Ole Miss Open where they placed seventh in air rifle with a team score of 2,157. Conway had the highest mark for the Frogs again with a score of 558. LeCompte and O'Shea finished in 49th and 51st place with scores of 542 and 538, respectively. Neubauer and Suzanne Bush shot a 519 and 513.

LeCompte also shot as an individual in the smallbore competition of the match. Her score was 533 to give her a 35th place finish. Monez said LeCompte was the only one to shoot in smallbore because she was the only one ready.

The Frogs will be in action again Oct. 2 when they host the annual Horned Frog Invitational on the TCU campus in Fort Worth.

Memphis Tiger Open (Sept. 25)
1.Jacksonville State 2,331
2. Murray State Gold 2,324
3. Memphis 2,321
4. UTEP 2,310
5. Birmingham Southern 2,291
6. Ole Miss Red 2,289
7. Murray State 2,270
8. UT-Martin 2,263
9. Jacksonville State White 2,250
10. Chilton County Blue 2,237
11. UT-Martin (Women) 2,232
12. Ole Miss Blue 2,211
13.Montgomery Bell Academy 2,196
14. TCU 2,179
15. Chilton County Red 2,155
16. Bogalusa High School 2,134
17. Cross Roads SSA 2,061
18. Mercer 1,856



TCU Individual Performances
Emily Conway 564
Dana O'Shea 546
Nikki LeCompte 545
Leah Neubauer 524
Suzanne Bush 515

Ole Miss Open (Sept. 26)
Air Rifle Only
1.Jacksonville State Red 2,326
2.Memphis 2,321
3.Ole Miss Red 2,306
4.UTEP 2,300
5.Jacksonville State White 2,287
6.Birmingham Southern 2,279
7. Chilton County Blue 2,256
8. Ole Miss-Blue 2,226
9. MBA 2,213
10. Chilton County Red 2,171
11. TCU 2,157
12. Cross Roads 1,998
13. Arkansas 1,931
14. Mercer 1,922

TCU Individual Performances
35. Emily Conway 558
49. Nikki LeCompte 542
51. Dana O'Shea 538
60. Leah Neubauer 519
61. Suzanne Bush 513

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