Rifle Teams Topped by Air Force
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com
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LEXINGTON, Va. - Competing for a second consecutive day, the VMI rifle teams shot well but came up short against the visiting Air Force Academy Sunday at Kilbourne Hall.

The Falcons earned an aggregate score of 4694 points to defeat the Keydet men’s team (4492 points) and the VMI women’s team (4336).

Junior Kelia Aardema led the women’s team in both the smallbore and the air rifle as she shot eighth place in the smallbore with a 562 and a 10th-place finish of 566 points in the air rifle. Samantha Reid finished close behind in the smallbore with a 520 and was trailed by Jessica Hankin with a 15th-place finish with 513 points. Hankin also finished second on the women’s team in the air rifle with a 14th-place finish with 557 points. Claire Lee and Jamie Foster also competed in the smallbore for the women’s team.

In the women’s air rifle, Foster came in 15th with 554 points just ahead of freshmen Elena Raco (16th, 552 points) and Lauren Dost (17th, 538 points).

 

On the men’s side, senior John Pitman again led the Keydets in both the smallbore (9th, 561 points) and air rifle (8th, 572 points) segments. Hunter Jacob finished second on the team with a 10th-place mark of 553 points in the smallbore and was pursued by William Davidson (11th, 553) and Nick Reynolds (12th, 549 pts.) Sophomore Jacob Lagace also competed and arrived in 13th with 546 points.

 

The men’s air rifle team saw freshman Simon Krauthamer take second on the team with a ninth-place finish of 572 points a little higher than Jacob’s 566 for 11th place. Reynolds earned the same score of 566 for 12th place just above Chris Milliken’s 13th-place finish with 565 points.

 

 Team Scores

  1. Air Force … 2334 SB … 2360 AR … 4694
  2. VMI … 2216 SB … 2276 AR … 4492
  3. VMI Women … 2107 SB … 2229 AR … 4336

 

VMI Men

Smallbore

John Pitman … 9th … 561

Hunter Jacob … 10th … 553

William Davidson … 11th … 553

Nick Reynolds … 12th … 549

Jacob Lagace … 13th … 546

 

Air Rifle

John Pitman … 8th … 572

Simon Krauthamer … 9th … 572

Hunter Jacob … 11th … 566

Nick Reynolds … 12th … 566

Chris Milliken … 13th … 565

 

 

VMI Women

Smallbore

Kelia Aardema … 8th … 562

Samantha Reid … 14th … 520

Jessica Hankin … 156h … 513

Claire Lee … 16th … 512

Jamie Foster … 17th … 507

 

Air Rifle

Kelia Aardema … 10th … 566

Jessica Hankin … 14th … 557

Jamie Foster … 15th … 554

Elena Raco … 16th … 552

Lauren Dost … 17th … 538

 

 

Results:

http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=796