Jaycee Carter scored a career-high in air rifle on Sunday
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

NU Moves Up in Poll after Record-Breaking Weekend

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska rifle team is ranked fourth at the end of the regular season on the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Poll.  The Huskers defeated NC State on Saturday and Army on Sunday, breaking multiple school records and firing many career-best scores.

On Saturday, the team dominated NC State by a score of 4,690-4,561.  The Huskers crushed the previous air rifle record and scored the second-highest total score in program history. 

Rachel Martin finished with a career-best score of 585 in smallbore tying her for fourth place on the smallbore high scores list from the past weekend.  Denise Martin also made the list, tying for ninth place with her score of 584. Lauren Phillips shot a career-best score of 583 in smallbore, tying her for 13th place on the smallbore high scores list. 

R. Martin and Phillips both tallied career-best scores of 593 in air rifle against NC State, tying them for 12th place on the air rifle high score list.

On Sunday the Huskers beat Army by a score of 4,669-4,650.

In smallbore, Phillips topped her score from Saturday, giving her a new career-high score of 587.  This score put her at the top of the smallbore high scores list.  R. Martin ended with a 582 against Army, tying her for 17th place.

Jaycee Carter shattered her previous high score in air rifle.  Carter scored a 593 tying her with R. Martin and Phillips for 12th place.

Nebraska resumes competition on Feb. 23 when the team travels to Murray, Ky. for the NCAA Qualifiers.  The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.


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