No. 9 Memphis Rifle Takes Down Navy, 4683-4627
Feb. 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - In a record setting performance, the No. 9 Memphis rifle team dominated the visiting Navy Midshipmen in their final home match of the season, 4683-4627.
Their aggregate score of 4683 is a new Memphis program record.
Starting with air rifle, senior Dan Hermsmeier and the Tigers cruised past Navy by 31 shots and set a new air program record of 2354; surpassing the previous mark of 2348 set in 2005. Hermsmeier, sophomore Elizabeth Lee, and junior Max Burkhardt finished one, two, and three.
Hermsmeier led all shooters, tying his personal best with a 595, shooting three 100 targets including an impressive 100-10x to start the match.
Like the past few weeks, Lee fed off of Hermsmeier's momentum shooting three 100 targets as well, en route to the second best air score of the day with a 591.
Burkhardt rounded out the top three, posting a collegiate personal best of 587. Sophomore Nate Brandeburg stayed close to his teammates, also putting put a personal best mark of 581.
The Tigers kept the high scores coming in smallbore, claiming the top three spots once again with freshman Amy Fister leading the way this time. Fister posted a match high 585 thanks to shooting a perfect 200 in the prone position.
Hermsmeier landed himself a single shot behind Fister with a 584 and posted the highest kneel score for the day with a 197. Hermsmeier's combined smallbore and air score of 1179 is a new personal best for the four-time All-American.
Max Burkhardt shot his way into the third spot again in smallbore with a 581. Brandeburg rounded out Memphis' top five with a 562 including a 196 prone score.
The Tigers' 2329 smallbore mark also set a new program record.
Memphis will now head back down to Jacksonville, Alabama on Saturday to take on Columbus State in their final regular season match-up of the year.