Rifle Opens Season In Record Fashion
Oct. 1, 2012
"After finishing last season at the top of their game, it is nice to see the team start this year with a new record," raved head coach Karen Monez. "We had some great performances today from the returners, but I am also very proud of how the freshmen performed in their first collegiate competition."
The Frogs set the bar high after the first weekend of competition with an aggregate score of 4,707 after firing a school-record 2,346 in smallbore and a 2,361 in air rifle.
Sarah Scherer paced the Frogs in both disciplines, shooting a personal-best 595 in smallbore and a 598 in air rifle for a combined aggregate score of 1,193.
TCU held down the top four marks in smallbore. Behind Scherer's first-place mark, freshman Megan Lee fired a personal-best 586 to place second. Sarah Beard shot a 584 to finish third and Caitlin Morrissey fired a 581 for a fourth place finish. Also factoring into the team score was Catherine Green, who finished ninth with a score of 575.
Beard continued the record-setting day for the Horned Frogs as she set a personal-best with a mark of 597 in air rifle to finish second. Also contributing to the Frogs' team air rifle score were Green (584), Morrisseey (582) and Hannah Black (572).
Lee's strong collegiate debut continued with a personal-best 588 in air rifle, a score that was fourth overall, but didn't factor into the team aggregate score. Two more freshmen made their collegiate debuts and set personal-bests in air rifle. Kelly Bogart and Allie Taschuk each shot a 584.
The Ole Miss Invitational takes place over the course of two weekends. The Horned Frogs, Jacksonville State and Columbus State were the only three teams to compete on the first weekend. Still left to shoot at the invitational are Ohio State, Nevada, Murray State, Memphis, UT-Martin, UAB and the host school, Ole Miss.
Jacksonville State finished second on Sunday after shooting an aggregate score of 4,651, while Columbus State sits third with a score of 4,575.