No. 12 Memphis Rifle Finishes Third at Ole Miss Invite
Oct. 7, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Memphis rifle team got off to a good start in the 2013-14 season over the weekend, picking up a third place finish at the Ole Miss Invite; besting three top 15 programs and shot a program best aggregate of 4647.
No. 8 Jacksonville St. and No. 4 TCU finished first and second ahead of the Tigers respectively. Memphis topped No. 9 Murray State, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 11 Ole Miss.
Senior All-American Dan Hermsmeier stayed true to form and led the Tigers in both air and smallbore; missing out on the top spot in smallbore by just one point, shooting a 586 behind TCU's Megan Lee.
Hermsmeier tied for 12th in the air competition, shooting a 587.
Freshman Amy Fister had a great showing in her collegiate debut, tallying a smallbore score of 581 and tying for fifth overall.
The Tigers added another personal best smallbore score when Elizabeth Lee posted a 571 and put three Memphis shooters in the top 20 for the tournament.
In air rifle, Burkhardt tied a personal best, shooting a 586 right behind Hermsmeier to tie for 15th while Lee posted a 585 and a 19th place finish in the field of 97.
Arredondo added another top 25 finish for the Tigers, scoring a 584 and a tie for 22nd.