Rifle Team Wins Memphis Open
Oct. 6, 2008
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - With an aggregate team score of 4,541 points, the Memphis rifle team edged Ole Miss in the season-opening Memphis Open. The Tigers placed second in the Air Rifle competition, led by freshman Jenna Quick's 583, which placed her eighth overall in her first collegiate competition. She was followed by senior Andrew Hahn, who finished ninth in the air rifle competition, also with a 583.
Another freshman, Jessica Phenis, finished third on the squad with a 578, good enough for 14th overall, while Keegan Singleton rounded out the team scorers with a 571, putting him 18th in the field of 72 shooters.
Competing as individuals, Greg Morton finished 20th with a 570, while Kaitlynn Lee finished 25th with a 567. Rustin Russell was 26th with a 566 and Amelia Stacey was 30th with a 564. Alex Watson and Luke Ryerkerk rounded out the Memphis shooters with a 564 and 548, respectively.
Jacksonville State won the air rifle part of the event with a 2341. JSU placed four shooters in the top five of the individual scores, led by Phillip Huckaby's 588.
In the smallbore event, Memphis edged Ole Miss, 2226-2206. Keegan Singleton led all shooters with a 572, including a 99 in position one. Rustin Russell placed fifth with a 562, while Alex Watson was sixth with a 557. Memphis then placed in positions eight through 13 to garner enough team points to edge the Rebels.
Both the air rifle and smallbore scores were added together for an aggregate team score, but since just two teams shot in both events, the Tigers prevailed over Ole Miss, with Jacksonville State finishing third overall, and first among teams that competed in just the air rifle event.
Aggregate Team Scores
Air 2315 Smallbore 2226 Total 4541 2. Ole Miss Air 2312 Smallbore 2205 Total 4517 3. Jacksonville State Air 2341 Total 2341 4. UT Martin Women Air 2283 Total 2283 5. UT Martin Mixed Air 2273 Total 2273 6. Magic City Gun Club Air 2184 Total 2184 7. Birmingham Southern Air 2109 Total 2109 8. Blue Dragons Air 2066 Total 2066 9. UA-Fort Smith Air 1985 Total 1985 10. UAB Air 1962 Total 1962