Tiger Rifle Squad Places Second at Tennessee Tech Event
Jan. 27, 2004
COOKEVILLE, TENN. - The University of Memphis rifle team set new school records in smallbore, air rifle and aggregate total and placed second in the James Newkirk Invitational hosted by Tennessee Tech.
The Tigers shot a school record 4548 in smallbore and 1537 in air rifle, for a school best 6085 aggregate total. Sophomore Beth Tidmore led Memphis with an 1158 in smallbore and a 392 in air. Her smallbore total was a personal best. The smallbore squad consisted of Tidmore (1158), J.B. Vaughn (1110), Katie Benjamin (1146) and Brian Phillips (1134). It was Phillips' first smallbore match of his career.
The air rifle squad was made up of Tidmore (392), Benjamin (386), Phillips (377) and Sarah Carr (382).
Murray State won the competition with a team aggregate of 6173, while Tennessee Tech and UT-Martin placed third and fourth, respectively.
Memphis will compete on Wednesday at UT-Martin in the Skyhawk Open. They welcome UAB and Mercer to RangeMaster on Thursday as a part of the Tiger Spring Open.