Rifle Continues Blistering Start To Season
Oct. 10, 2016
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- For the second straight week, the TCU women's rifle team surpassed the 4,700 mark in tallying a match victory over Air Force and Alaska on Saturday. The Horned Frogs fired a 4,709, the second-highest score in program history.
Air Force finished second in the triangular meet, shooting a 4,698. Alaska turned in a team aggregate score of 4,679 to finish third.
TCU set the stage for a successful match in smallbore, shooting a 2,334, the seventh-best mark in program history. The Frogs fired three of the top five match scores led by Ariana Grabowski's personal best mark of 587.
Rachel Garner finished third in the discipline with a 585, while Casey Lutz rounded out the top five after shooting a 583. Sally Li also turned in a top-10 performance with a 579 to finish eighth.
In air rifle, the team had five shooters in the top 10, helping TCU post the fourth-highest team score in program history, 2,375.
Mindy Miles lead the way, shooting a 599, the only blemish coming in her fourth string of 10. Li finished fourth after shooting a 594. Garner was close behind with a 593. Rounding out the counters was Lutz, who turned in a 589.
While not factoring in the team score, four Frogs matched or posted personal bests in the discipline. Catherine Miller finished eighth among shooters with a 593. Emily Haag also established a personal best with a 588. Grabowski (589) and Barrett Ray (591) matched their personal bests.
Garner led TCU in aggregate score, finishing third overall with a 1,178. Grabowski finished fourth with a personal-best aggregate score of 1,176. Miller combined a 575 in smallbore with her 593 in air rifle to post a career-best 1,168 aggregate score. Ray also matched her career-high 1,164 aggregate score.
TCU concludes its trip to Alaska Monday with another match against Air Force.
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