The Huskers finished third at the GARC Championships on Sunday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Capture Third at GARC Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Oxford, Miss. - The Nebraska rifle team shot 2,345 in air rifle on Sunday to go along with Saturday's 2,313 smallbore score, which earned third place for the Huskers at the GARC Championships. Nebraska shot a combined score of 4,658, which was a season high.

"I am so pleased with how the team did," Head Coach Morgan Hicks said. "After we didn't qualify for NCAAs and knew we had had a rough two matches in Alaska, the team was ready for redemption. We knew we were capable of shooting these scores. We finally were able to put it together all on the same day. What a way to end the season!"

Janine Dutton led the Huskers in air rifle on Sunday, shooting 593 and finishing third overall. Her score was a season high for the junior. Dutton had the seventh-highest combined score at the GARC Championships with her 1,170 total.

Kelsey Hansen turned in the second-best Husker air rifle score with her 587 on Sunday. Sunny Russell added a 584 to the Husker total, while Sheena Mahloch and Katelyn Woltersdorf shot 581 and 580, respectively.

West Virginia took home the team title, shooting 4,681 at the GARC Championships. Kentucky came in second, edging out Nebraska by 17 at 4,675.

On Saturday during the smallbore portion of the match, the Huskers tied for third with Kentucky, but ultimately lost the tiebreaker, which was determined by center shots.

Woltersdorf led the Huskers, shooting a career-high 586. She was in first place heading into the final, but ultimately finished sixth. Dutton turned in the second-best NU score, with 577. Hansen and Joyce Kim each scored 575 on Saturday, while Russell shot 563. Shooting as individuals, Katie Kostal and Mahloch scored 569 and 552, respectively.

Team Results
1. West Virginia - 4,681
2. Kentucky - 4,675
3. Nebraska - 4,658
T-4. Air Force - 4,653
T-4. Ole Miss - 4,653
6. Memphis - 4,631
7. N.C. State - 4,555

Nebraska Smallbore Results
Katelyn Woltersdorf - 586

Janine Dutton - 577

Kelsey Hansen - 575

Joyce Kim - 575

Sunny Russell - 563

Nebraska Air Rifle Results
Janine Dutton - 593
Kelsey Hansen - 587
Sunny Russell - 584
Sheena Mahloch - 581
Katelyn Woltersdorf - 580 


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