MOREHEAD, Ky. – Following a two-week layoff, the VMI women’s rifle team got back into competition with several personal bests to highlight its match Saturday at Morehead State in Morehead, Kentucky.
The Eagles’ mixed team came out on top with 4624 combined points to the VMI women’s 4436 points, but the Keydets left the match with many positives to provide momentum for the remainder of the season.
Kaitlyn Morrison set a women’s team record and personal best 580 in the air rifle. Kerrie Lightfoot shot a personal best 568 in the air rifle, while Jamie Foster shot a personal best 558 for the event. Sabrina Bell also scored team points in the air rifle with her score of 568.
In the smallbore segment of the match, VMI senior Katherine Watson led the way by shooting a personal best 555 as a highlight in her final year of competition. Kelia Aardema placed second with a 547 in the smallbore while Loyce Lightfoot (538) and Joelle Henry (511) also scored for the team.
The VMI mixed rifle team will face Navy Sunday at 8 a.m. at Kilbourne Hall.
Morehead State – 4624 (2293 SB, 2331 AR)
VMI Women – 4436 (2151 SB, 2285 AR)
Smallbore – 2151 points
Katherine Watson – 555
Kelia Aardema – 547
Loyce Lightfoot – 538
Joelle Henry – 511
Kerrie Lightfoot – 480
Air Rifle – 2285 points
Kaitlyn Morrison – 580
Katherine Watson – 569
Kerrie Lightfoot – 568
Sabrina Bell – 568
Jamie Foster – 558