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,
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.
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
Katelyn Woltersdorf - 586
Janine Dutton - 577
Kelsey Hansen - 575
Joyce Kim - 575
Sunny Russell - 563
Air Rifle Results
Janine Dutton - 593
Kelsey Hansen - 587
Sunny Russell - 584
Sheena Mahloch - 581
Katelyn Woltersdorf - 580