Joyce Kim fired a 582 in smallbore at the Withrow Open, tying the senior's career-best.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Capture Withrow Open Title

By NU Athletic Communications

Murray, Ky. - The No. 7 Nebraska rifle team fired a 4,639 at the Withrow Open on Sunday, finishing first out of eight teams and capturing the overall title. The Huskers (9-5, 3-2 GARC) bested a total of 13 teams that competed in the two-weekend event hosted by Murray State University. The match also counted as a victory over conference opponent Memphis.

"This was a great match for our team," Head Coach Stacy Underwood said. "Everyone has been working on specific individual goals to improve over the past week, and we saw some great achievements in a match setting."

Nebraska earned a team mark of 2,294 in smallbore to start the day. The Huskers' top shooter was senior Joyce Kim, who fired her way to a 582 as an individual. That mark tied Kim's career best and also led the Withrow Open field this weekend.

The Big Red added a 2,345 on the air rifle range, paced by senior Janine Dutton's score of 592. Dutton's performance on the day tied her season-best score for 2013 and was good for third overall on Sunday.

The victory gives Nebraska their ninth win of the season and also gave NU a preview of the range they will shoot on for their NCAA Qualifying match on Feb. 7. The Huskers will close their regular season in two weeks at home, welcoming No. 5 Army to the NU Rifle Range. The match is set for Saturday, Feb. 9 and will begin at 8 a.m. CST.

No. 7 Nebraska (4,639)
Withrow Open (1st/13)
Mountaineer Rifle Range
Morgantown, W.Va.

Smallbore: 2,294
Joyce Kim: 582
*Katelyn Woltersdorf: 577
*Kelsey Hansen: 576
*Janine Dutton: 571
*Sunny Russell: 570
ReAnn Wilson: 566
Magdalena Mical: 562
*Denise Martin: 560
Marissa Major: 557
Alexandrea Lorentz: 556

Air Rifle: 2,345
*Janine Dutton: 592
*Katelyn Woltersdorf: 587
*Denise Martin: 586
Magdalena Mical: 581
*Kelsey Hansen: 580
ReAnn Wilson: 580
Alexandrea Lorentz: 576
*Sunny Russell: 576
Joyce Kim: 575
Marissa Major: 562

*indicates declared team competitors


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