Rifle Finishes Second at Tiger Open
Oct. 6, 2003
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Led by All-America sophomore Beth Tidmore (Decatur, Ga.), the University of Memphis rifle team finished second at the Tiger Open over the weekend. The University of Texas-El Paso won the team title with a 1,529, while Memphis finished second with a 1,522. Tidmore won the individual title, while freshman Katie Benjamin (Colchester, Vt.) finished second with a 387. The Tigers' 1522 team-score was its highest-ever score in the Tiger Open.
"I'm extremely pleased with my team," Head Coach Butch Woolbright said. "Our freshmen got off to a good start too."
Junior JB Vaughn shot a 378 to finish 15th for the Tigers and the remainder of the squad had career weekends, as senior Bobby Lablanc (Bartlett, Tenn.) tied his career best with a 374, while walk-on freshman Sarah Carr shot a 366, a new personal best for the freshman from Murfreesboro, Tenn. Lablanc finished 19th overall and Carr finished 32nd.
The rifle team also competed Saturday at Ole Miss in a tournament. Due to the tournament format which involves competition spread over a number of days due to the number of available spaces for competition, the results will be released Tuesday after the last teams shoot.
Team Scores 1. University of Texas-El Paso 1,529 Leah Wilcox, 385 Sarah Paolette, 384 Raichelle Smith, 381 Rachel Glenn, 379 2. University of Memphis, 1,522 Beth Tidmore, 391 Katie Benjamin, 387 Jon B. Vaughn, 378 Sarah Carr, 366 3. Ole Miss, 1,520 Megan Sandage, 383 Mara Polonski, 383 Shanda Duval, 380 Laura Gavin, 374 4. Birmingham Southern College, 1,502 Dawn Stanfield, 387 Sarah Hibbard, 382 Kate Peinhardt, 369 Janet Palmer, 364 5. UT Martin (Women) Jennie Fladebo, 382 Jessie Wilson, 374 Chandra Braun, 371 Becky Latimer, 371 6. UT Martin (Mixed) Stacy Loyd, 376 Matt Furr, 370 Jaymi Collar, 369 Dan Rebhan, 368 7. TCU Nikki LeCompte, 374 Nina Martinez, 372 Jessamy Parras, 350 Joncee Moulder, 348