No. 10 Rifle Splits the Weekend, Topping Ole Miss After Falling to Kentucky
Jan. 22, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - After a two month hiatus, the No. 10 Memphis rifle team was back in action this past weekend, traveling to Ole Miss where they went head to head with No. 3 Kentucky on Sunday and No. 11 Ole Miss on Monday.
Despite a top small bore performance from junior Dan Hermsmeier (583) against Kentucky on Sunday, the Tigers still needed to shake the rust off a bit and fell to the No. 3 Wildcats 4646-4598.
Hermsmeier and senior Kelly Audet were the only two Memphis shooters to finish in the top 10 on Sunday. Hermsmeier led the field in small bore and shot a 587 in air rifle, third best of the day.
Audet posted the eighth best small bore and air rifle marks with a 571 in small bore and 581 in air.
Then on Monday, the Tigers turned up the heat and posted its best score of the year with a combined 4645 to knock off rival Ole' Miss who shot a 4609.
Hermsmeier led Memphis is both small bore and air, shooting a 584 in small bore while recording a career best in air with a 593 out of a possible 600.
Freshman Nate Brandeburg came out strong for the Tigers as well in small bore, finishing with 576 for the third best marks of the day.
Audet followed Hermsmeier's lead in air, shooting a 587 for the second best mark of the day, finishing only six points back of Hermsmeier and Ole Miss' Melissa Quarterone.
Despite missing most of the fall season, sophomore Maya Arredondo didn't miss a beat on Monday with a top 10 finish in her first outing of the year, shooting a 578.
Burkhardt and freshman Beth Lee closed out Memphis' top five air scores, recording a 577 and 574 respectively.
The Tigers get right back into it on Wednesday, January 23 when they travel to Martin, Tennessee for the Skyhawk Invitational.