Rifle Squad Currently in 11th at the Walsh Event Hosted by Xavier
Nov. 19, 2003
Cincinnati - After two weeks of competition, the Tigers Rifle team stands in 11th place at the 47th Annual Walsh Rifle Match hosted by Xavier University. Competition will complete this weekend as host Xavier leads the field with a score of 6216.
Murray State is in second place with a score of 6192, while Memphis posted a score of 5953 last weekend. The Tigers shot a score of 4442 in the smallbore en route to their highest total score ever with a 5953.
Freshman Katie Benjamin led Memphis in both smallbore and air with scores of 1148 and 386, respectively. She currently ranks 15th in the collegiate air division, and 20th in the collegiate smallbore division. Benjamin also had two perfect scores of 100 on two of her four prone targets.
Sophomore Beth Tidmore boasted a score of 1123 in smallbore, and 379 in air to place second for the Tigers. J.B. Vaughan was third for Memphis with smallbore and air scores of 1102 and 371, respectively. Also squadded for Memphis was Bobby LeBlanc who totaled a 1069 in smallbore, and Brian Phillips who shot 375 in the air division.
The first two weeks of the Walsh event totaled more than 115 shooters in both smallbore and air, and featured 12 collegiate squads as well as 10 junior and one open squad.