UTM rifle teams fit in well at Ole Miss
Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:02 pm
The University of Tennessee at Martin rifle teams produced quality showings over the weekend as part of a stacked 13-team field at the Ole Miss Invitational.
The Skyhawk mixed squad came in sixth place with a total of 4,565 points (2,269 smallbore, 2,296 air rifle), while the women’s team finished eighth with an aggregate score of 4,492 (2,218 smallbore, 2,274 air rifle).
In smallbore, freshman Joe Barefoot led the effort for the mixed team, firing a 569. Steve Hahn and Kelsea Hunt each recorded scores of 568, while Kelly James (564) and Mark McClallen (546) rounded out the scoring.
Freshman Dana Maurizio paced the UT Martin women’s team in smallbore with a score of 561. Kellie Zurowski (556) and Jordan Goodwin (554) followed, while Jamie Arnett and Jennifer Garbina completed the scoring with rounds of 547 and 546, respectively.
Jennifer Greeves (538) and Jacob Stolley (487) competed as individuals for the Skyhawks.
Barefoot led the mixed team in the air rifle competition as well, finishing with a score of 578. Hahn fired a 576, while Hunt’s 575 was the next highest score for UT Martin. McClallen and James each finished with rounds of 567 to complete the scoring.
Zurowski and Maurizio tied for the women’s team lead in air rifle, each compiling scores of 574. Goodwin and Arnett both generated totals of 563, with Garbina (562) just trailing behind to close out the scoring.
Jessica Cobb and Jordan Jensen also took part in the air rifle round, with Cobb firing a 568 and Jensen tallying a score of 535.
“We didn’t have any super heroes to help our score out, but we had 11 people shoot between 560 and 570 in air rifle and that’s never happened here before,” Skyhawk head coach Bob Beard said. “We had a lot of good scores, just no great ones. Our smallbore scores were 20-25 points better than any score this season, but our air rifle score was about four points lower than our previous low.”
UT Martin will return home for its next two competitions, beginning with a matchup Friday against Alaska-Fairbanks. Published in The WCP 10.6.11