Rifle Claims Two Titles in Weekend Trip to Alabama

Nov. 25, 2002

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - TCU rifle made its busiest weekend of the season a successful one, claiming titles in two of three meets in Alabama from November 22-24. The Horned Frogs earned wins at UAB on Friday and at Birmingham-Southern on Sunday, but posted their best scores of the trip in placing third among a strong field Saturday at Jacksonville State.

Besides the team victories, the Frogs took two individual crowns and tied two school records in the three meets. Freshman Celeste Green (Lufkin, Texas/Hewitt) led the way, placing first individually and tying the school record with a 392 at UAB. Senior Stacy Hughes (Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown), who shares the TCU air rifle record with Green, also earned an individual crown by taking the air rifle crown at BSC with a score of 389.

Despite the third-place showing at Jacksonville State, TCU notched a total score of 4,523 in the smallbore, tying the team record set at Texas A&M on October 12. Freshman Sherri Gallagher (Prescott, Ariz./Prescott Christian) placed in the top-10 of each event of the weekend, including runner-up showings in the air rifle at UAB and BSC. Senior Jessica Green (Lufkin, Texas/Homeschool) added third-place and 10th-place showings at UAB and BSC, respectively, to round out the Frogs' efforts.

Also impressive for the Frogs were junior Nina Martinez (Houston, Texas/Jersey Village) and sophomore Alisha Fields (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior), who made bids to jump to the Purple squad upon Hughes' December graduation. Fields placed fourth overall at UAB with a 356 in the air rifle and Martinez set a school record by tallying 952 smallbore points as a non-Purple team shooter Saturday at Jacksonville State.



TCU closes the fall portion of its schedule on Saturday, December 7 when it travels to Missouri-Kansas City.

At UAB - November 22
Air Rifle Only
TCU 1,502

UAB 1,238

TCU Individual Performances
1. Celeste Green 392
2. Sherri Gallagher 386
3. Jessica Green 368
4. Alisha Fields 356

At JSU Gamecock Invitational - Nov. 23

Tennessee Tech 4,612
Jacksonville State 4,584
TCU 4,523

TCU Individual Performances
4. Celeste Green 1,160
5. Sherri Gallagher 1,154
17. Stacy Hughes 1,110
20. Jessica Green 1,099
34. Nina Martinez (Alt.) 952

Air Rifle
Tennessee Tech 1,545
Jacksonville State 1,534
TCU 1,521
Mercer 1,101

TCU Individual Performances
7. Stacy Hughes 384
10. Sherri Gallagher 382
11. Celeste Green 381
17. Jessica Green 374
20. Nina Martinez (Alt.) 369
26. Alisha Fields (Alt.) 350

At BSC Invitational - Nov. 24
Air Rifle Only

TCU 1,512

Memphis 1,503
Birmingham-Southern 1,501
UAB 1,238
Mercer 1,123

TCU Individual Performances
1. Stacy Hughes 389
2. Sherri Gallagher 385
10. Celeste Green 372
12. Jessica Green 366
14. Nina Martinez (Alt.) 349

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