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UTM’s Tillson sets new rifle record at Memphis

UTM’s Tillson sets new rifle record at Memphis
UTM's Tillson sets new rifle record at Memphis | Tennessee-Martin rifle team, Heather Tillson,

Heather Tillson
Even though his team opened the season with a loss, UT Martin rifle coach Bob Beard was happy with the way his rifle teams shot against perennial power Murray State.
“When you consider I have to split my best shooters up for both a women’s team and a mixed team, we did a good job,” Beard said.
Murray State won the smallbore with a team score of 2255. Murray State also won the air rifle with a scored of 2271.
UT Martin’s mixed team shot 2190 in smallbore, while the women’s team fired a score of 2142. In air rifle the UT Martin mixed squad fired a 2246, while the women’s team shot a 2231.
Heather Tillson led the UT Martin mixed team with a 577 in smallbore and a 585 in air rifle. Freshman Kellie Zurowski led the women’s team with a 572 in smallbore and a 577 in air rifle.
The UT Martin rifle team also shot in the University of Memphis Tiger Open Rifle Match (air rifle only) last week. Team results are not finalized because teams are still participating in the event.
However, UT Martin’s mixed team shot 2257, while the UT Martin women’s team shot 2230.
The only other team to shoot against the Skyhawks was OVC foe Jacksonville State which fired a 2316.
Tillson led the Skyhawk shooters and the mixed team with a personal best and a school record 592. Beard said Tillson’s 592 was three points better than the score she shot to qualify for the NCAA Championship the year before last.
Zurowski shot a personal best 585 to pace the UT Martin women’s team.

Weakley County Press Oct. 9, 2007

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