Rifle Returns To Action Saturday
Jan. 18, 2013
FORT WORTH - The second half of the rifle season gets underway for the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. The Frogs will head to Fairbanks, Alaska for a pair of matches against the Nanooks Saturday and Monday.
TCU wrapped up the fall season in record-breaking fashion as it fired a team aggregate score of 4,718 at Kentucky to remain undefeated on the season at 6-0. The aggregate score was a school record as was the air rifle score of 4,370. The Frogs also matched the school record in smallbore, shooting a 2,348.
Sarah Scherer wrapped up an outstanding fall semester with a 594 in smallbore and a 596 in air rifle. Megan Lee continued to impress in her debut campaign, firing a 587 in smallbore and a 585 in air rifle. Caitlin Morrissey set a personal-best with a 594 in air rifle, while Jamie Dowd also hit a career-high with a 589.
The Frogs have won their last 37 regular season matches and are riding a 19-match winning streak into this weekend's contests at Alaska-Fairbanks.
A number of teams returned to action last week and the Nanooks were among them, shooting a pair of matches in Murray, Ky. In their first match back from break, they topped Murray State 4,666-4,655. Three days later, they faced off against Kentucky and suffered their third loss of the season, 4,705-4,687.
Against Murray, UAF posted a solid score in smallbore of 2,319. It was led by freshman Tim Sherry's mark of 587. Fairbanks fell short in the air rifle portion of the match, shooting a 2,347 team aggregate. It was led by Dustin Chesebro's 588, which was fourth in the competition.
The Nanooks best shooting effort of the season came in a loss to Kentucky. As a team, the Nanooks fired a season-best 4,687 (2,330 in smallbore and 2,357 in air rifle).
Ryan Anderson was the top shooter for Alaska-Fairbanks with a 587 in smallbore and a 592 in air rifle. Sherry continued his solid shooting with a 585 in smallbore and a 585 in air rifle.
Alaska-Fairbanks will provide livestats of both matches this weekend. You can follow live here.