Rifle Reaches New Heights in Win

Sarah Scherer set an NCAA record in aggregate score.

Nov. 12, 2012

Ohio State Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a season that has already seen multiple broken records, the TCU Rifle team continues to reach new heights each week. In a four-team invitational hosted by Ohio State, the Horned Frogs dominated the field with a school-record aggregate of 4,708.

In setting the new school record, the Frogs also established a new standard in smallbore as they shot a 2,348 in the discipline. TCU was the lone school to fire better than a 2,300 in smallbore at the match. The Frogs faced stiffer competition in air rifle, but walked away with a 14-point victory over Nebraska, shooting a team score of 2,360.

The Ohio State Invitational featured TCU, Nebraska, Nevada and Ohio State. The Cornhuskers finished a distant second behind the Frogs, shooting a 4,642 team score. The victory stretches the Frogs' winning streak to 18 matches and 36 straight regular season matches.

Sarah Scherer continued her dominance of the NCAA field as she once again established an NCAA record with an aggregate score of 1,195 (599 in air rifle and 596 smallbore). She narrowly missed a perfect score in air rifle, missing just one shot in her first round of 10. She closed out her session with five straight perfect strings of 100. In smallbore, she shot a perfect 200 in the prone position, a 198 standing and 198 kneeling.

TCU had strong performances up and down the line en route to the victory. In smallbore, Megan Lee fired a personal best as she shot a 587 to finish second. Sarah Beard (583) and Caitlin Morrissey (582) finished third and fourth, respectively. Rounding out the shooters that counted towards the aggregate was Catherine Green, who finished 11th with a score of 573. Hannah Black shot a personal-best 577 to finish sixth overall.

The Frogs boasted three of the top four shooters in air rifle. After Scherer's top mark of 599, Beard placed second with a score of 590. Morrissey finished fourth after shooting a 588. Jaime Dowd placed seventh with a personal-best mark of 587. Green and Lee each fired a 583 to finish 11th and 13th, respectively.

TCU will hit the road one more time before breaking for the winter. The Frogs' final match of the fall will be next Saturday at Kentucky. The Wildcats have put together a solid start to the season as they enter Saturday's match with a 6-0 record.



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