Miles Perfect Score Highlights Rifle’s Win
Oct. 30, 2017
Mindy Miles etched her name in the record books as only the second athlete in NCAA rifle history to achieve a perfect score twice in her collegiate career. She fired a 600 in air rifle, matching her feat accomplished on Feb. 8, 2015.
Miles led a solid contingent of air rifle shooters for the Horned Frogs. En route to firing a team score of 2,382, TCU boasted five of the top six air rifle scores in the competition. All told, the counters produced a team score of 2,382, the second-highest mark in program history.
“Mindy is a world class shooter producing world class scores,” raved head coach Karen Monez. “To shoot a solid 10 on that last shot of the match when you know you are working on a perfect score demonstrates just how mentally tough Mindy is.”
As a team, TCU fired a score of 4,711 to top the field that featured Memphis (4,663) and Nebraska (4,636). In addition to its air rifle mark, the Frogs turned in a score of 2,329.
“The team had their ups and downs during the course of the match, but they still produced a record setting air rifle team score and a solid aggregate score today,” said Monez. “I look for more good, solid performances as the season continues next week at West Virginia.”
Rachel Garner fired a 596 to finish second in air rifle, followed by a 594 from Casey Lutz and a 592 from Liz Marsh. Ariana Grabowski also turned in a 590 for the Frogs.
Marsh had the top performance in smallbore, shooting a match-high 586. Miles contributed a 583 to finish third, followed by a 581 from Garner and a 579 from Lutz.
TCU produced the top five aggregate scores in the match, led by Miles’ 1,183. Marsh finished second (1,178), Garner in third with a 1,177 and Lutz with a 1,173. Grabowski rounded out the top-5 with a 1,167.
The top two teams in the NCAA will go head-to-head next Saturday when TCU travels to Morgantown, W.Va. for a meeting with No. 1 West Virginia.
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