Rifle Competes At Winter Airgun Championships

Hannah Black fired a three-day aggregate of 1,164.

Dec. 3, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -  Six members of the TCU women's rifle team competed at the Winter Airgun Championships this past weekend. Sarah Scherer finished second (1193) after the three-day event, while Sarah Beard (1186) came in fourth place.

The three-day event kicked off on Friday morning with a qualification round. Scherer fired a 399 to finish tied for first heading into the finals. Beard also qualified for the finals after shooting a 394. In the finals, Scherer fired a 102.2 to finish second, while Beard's 103.0 pushed her into a fourth-place finish.

Hannah Black shot a 390 in the qualification round, enabling her to earn a spot in the finals for the junior division. In the finals, Black fired a 97.4 to finish eighth. Shooting in her final match as a junior, Catherine Green just missed qualifying for the finals after she shot a 389.

Megan Lee joined the shooting festivities on day two of the championships. She had a strong outing earning a spot in the Open finals after shooting a personal-best 394 in the qualifier. In the Women's Open final, Lee fired a 98.8 to finish seventh. She bettered her finals score in the Junior Women's final, shooting another personal-best 102.7 to finish third.

Also qualifying to shoot in the Junior Women's final was Catherine Green. She shot a 392 in the qualifier and a 100.4 in the finals to place seventh.

Two other Frogs earned a spot in the finals as Beard shot a 396 and Scherer a 395 in the qualifier. After the 10 shot final, Beard was tied with Air Force's Meredith Carpentier for third. In the one-shot shoot-off, Carpentier fired a 9.8, just edging Beard for third place. Scherer shot a 101.9 in the finals for a fifth-place finish.

The final day of the championships saw Beard and Scherer qualify for the finals only to have to drop out due to travel arrangements. Scherer bounced back with a 399 to tie for the top score of the qualifying rounds. Beard fired a 396 to finish third. Hannah Black fired a personal-best 392 to qualify for the Junior Women's finals, but also had to miss due to travel obligations.

Also competing in the event for the Horned Frogs was Allie Taschuk who put together a three-day aggregate score of 1,143. She fired a 376 on day one, a 385 on day two and a 382 on the final day of competition.

The Horned Frogs are 6-0 on the season and wrapped up the fall season with a solid hold on the No. 1 spot in the rankings. TCU resumes its collegiate season with a pair of matches at Alaska on Jan. 19 and 21.



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