Rifle Teams Open Strong against The Citadel
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LEXINGTON, Va. - With the first competition of the 2019-20 season, the VMI men’s and women’s rifle teams started the season with a win at home versus rival The Citadel Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had won the last four head-to-head meetings versus VMI.

The VMI men’s team snagged the overall win after a close air rifle battle that separated the two teams by just two points. The VMI men’s team would end with 4528 aggregate points to The Citadel’s 4505 points after winning the smallbore competition. The VMI women’s rifle team dominated with 4366 aggregate points compared to The Citadel women’s 1574.

Senior Hunter Jacob led all individuals in the smallbore and air rifle with 571 and 578 points, respectively, totaling 1149 aggregate points. Fello senior Nick Reynolds finished eighth among individuals with 1109 aggregate points and freshman James Doucett finished ninth with 1107 aggregate points representing the men’s team,

Senior Kelia Aardema topped the women in individual competition with 567 smallbore points, 565 air rifle, and 1132  aggregate points. Sophomores Jessica Hankin (7th) and Samantha Reid (10th) rounded up the top 10 VMI individuals.

VMI Men and Women Rifle teams will travel to Annapolis, Maryland, to face Navy next Saturday, September 28 at 8 a.m.

Team Scores

  1. VMI Men – 2242 SB, 2286 AR – 4528
  2. Citadel Men – 2217 SB, 2288 AR – 4505
  3. VMI Women- 2140 SB, 2226 AR – 4366
  4. Citadel Women – 520 SB, 1054 AR – 1574

Top VMI Individuals

Hunter Jacob – 1st – 1149

Kelia Aardema (W) – 4th – 1132

Jessica Hankin (W) – 7th - 1113

Nick Reynolds – 8th – 1109

James Doucett – 9th – 1107

Samantha Reid (W) – 10th - 1103

 

VMI Men – Air Rifle

Hunter Jacob – 1st – 578

Alexander Allison – 2nd – 576

Mason Tarkenton – 8th – 567

James Doucett – 12th - 560

Nick Reynolds – 13th – 559

Jason Gardner – 17th – 531

 

VMI Women – Air Rifle

Jessica Hankin – 6th – 567

Samantha Reid – 7th – 567

Kelia Aardema – 9th – 565

Lauren Dost – 14th – 552

Claire Lee – 15th – 540

Savanah Diamond – 18th – 524

Cassidy Dufour – 20th – 503

 

VMI Men – Smallbore

Hunter Jacob – 1st – 571

William Davidson – 5th – 554

Nick Reynolds – 7th – 550

Stephen Garner – 8th – 549

James Doucett – 9th – 547

Simon Krauthamer – 12th – 539

Nicholas Schaefer – 15th – 534

Joseph Snyder – 16th – 532

Ben Doehler – 17th – 524

 

VMI Women – Smallbore

Kelia Aardema – 2nd – 567

Jessica Hankin – 10th – 546

Samantha Reid – 13th – 536

Claire Lee – 14th – 535

Savanah Diamond – 18th – 523