Men's Rifle Defeats Wofford at Home
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LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI men’s rifle team defeated Wofford Saturday morning in Southern Conference action at Kilbourne Hall. 

The men defeated the Terriers, 4499-4437, while the VMI women’s team competed and finished the day with a 4333 aggregate score.

Senior John Pitman led the overall field by finishing first in the air rifle (582) and third in the smallbore (558). Jacob Lagace finished second in the smallbore field with a 559 and William Davidson was close behind with a fourth-place finish of 557. Nick Reynolds also scored team points in the smallbore with a 543 for seventh place in the field.

The VMI women’s smallbore crew was led by junior Kelia Aardema, who scored a 546 for sixth place overall ahead of freshman Samantha Reid’s 14th place score of 524. Jessica Hankin (15th, 522) and Jamie Foster (16th, 511).

After Pitman’s 582 first-place finish in the air rifle, Hunter Jacob placed third in the field with a 569 just ahead of Nick Reynold’s sixth-place mark of 566. Freshman Simon Krauthamer scored team points by way of his eighth-place finish with 565 points.

Aardema also led the VMI women in the air rifle by scoring a 566 for fifth place just ahead of Jamie Foster’s 565 for seventh place. Freshmen Jessica Hankin and Elena Raco also scored points for the women in the air rifle.

The Keydets return to action Sunday at Kilbourne Hall where they will face the Air Force Academy at 8 a.m.

VMI Men – 4499 (2217 SB, 2282 AR)

Wofford – 4437 (2196 SB, 2241 AR)

VMI Women – 4333 (2103 SB, 2230 AR)

 

VMI Men

Smallbore

Jacob Lagace – 559 – 2nd

John Pitman – 558 – 3rd

William Davidson – 557 – 4th

Nick Reynolds – 543 – 7th                              

Hunter Jacob – 542 – 8th

Joseph Snyder – 540 – 10th

Ben Doehler – 532 – 12th

Chris Milliken – 530 – 13th

 

Air Rifle

John Pitman –582 – 1st

Hunter Jacob – 569 – 3rd

Nick Reynolds – 566 – 6th

Simon Krauthamer – 565 – 8th

Jason Gardner – 550 – 11th

Daniel Beall – 539 – 16th

Patrick Higgins – 531 – 17th

Mason Tarkenton – 521 – 18th

 

 

VMI Women

Smallbore

Kelia Aardema – 546 – 6th

Samantha Reid – 524 – 14th

Jessica Hankin – 522 – 15th

Jamie Foster – 511 – 16th

Lauren Dost – 503 – 17th

Claire Lee – 482 – 18th

 

Air Rifle

Kelia Aardema – 566 – 5th

Jamie Foster – 565 – 7th

Jessica Hankin – 555 – 10th

Elena Raco – 544 – 12th

Samantha Reid – 542 – 14th

Lauren Dost – 540 – 15th

Savanah Diamond – 516 – 19th

 

 

Results:

http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=795