Tigers take sixth at GARC Championships
Feb. 22, 2010
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Memphis' Rifle squad finished sixth overall this past weekend at the Great American Rifle Conference Championships with a score of 4,552. The score was 101 points back of the first place team, defending national champion West Virginia.
The highest cumulative scorer for Memphis was senior Keegan Singleton, who shot a 1,150 combined in smallbore and air rifle for a 26th place individual finish. The highest female shooter for Memphis was Kaitlynn Lee, who finished 28th with a 1,147 total.
Memphis finished sixth as a team in the air rifle portion of the competition with a score of 2,304. Sophomore Jessica Phenis shot a 578 for Memphis' highest score in air rifle. Freshman Kelly Audet shot a 577, Lee shot a 576, and Singleton shot a 573. Shooting as individuals in air rifle, Greg Morton shot a 571, Jenna Quick a 569, Rustin Russell a 552, and Amelia Stacey a 549.
Memphis finished tied with North Carolina State University for sixth place in smallbore shooting with a team score of 2,248. Singleton's 577 was the top Memphis score, while Quick shot a 567, Audet a 556, and Phenis a 548. Keegan's smallbore score was good enough to give him a ninth place overall finish in the event. Lee, shooting as an individual in smallbore, scored a 571, good enough for 24th. Morton shot a 553, and Russell shot a 551.
This was the last Memphis Rifle event prior to the NCAA Rifle Championships. NCAA Rifle Championship bids will be announced this week.