Rifle Teams Finalize Competition at SoCon
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STATESBORO, Ga. – With a strong second day of competition at the Southern Conference Rifle Championships, the VMI men placed fifth and the VMI women in seventh to complete the event Sunday at the Shooting Sports Education Center in Statesboro, Georgia.

 

After scoring a 2257 in the air rifle Sunday, the VMI men’s team came in fifth place overall with 4478 aggregate points while the VMI women’s team arrived in seventh place with 4429 points after Sunday’s 2260 in the air rifle segment.

 

UAB won its first ever SoCon title with a combined 4582 points and was trailed closely by North Georgia, which finished with 4571. The Citadel men (4556) and Georgia Southern (4481) also finished in the top half of the competition.

 

Hunter Jacob led the men’s efforts Sunday by placing 15th in the air rifle with a 573 total and was followed closely by teammates John Pitman (18th, 571) and Nick Reynolds (20th, 571). Chris Milliken and Jason Gardner also represented the men’s team at the event.

 

Freshman Claire Lee led the VMI women’s team with a 568 in the air rifle as she tied teammate Sabrina Bell with the same score. Junior Kelia Aardema came in 25th place with 564 points and freshman Samantha Reid placed 27th with a 560 tally. Fellow fourth classman Jessica Hankin participated and arrived in 30th place with 549 air rifle points.

 

Team Scores

  1. UAB – 2261 SB, 2321 AR  –  4582
  2. N. Georgia – 2254 SB, 2317 AR – 4571
  3. The Citadel – 2249 SB, 2307 AR – 4556
  4. Ga. Southern – 2156 SB, 2325 AR – 4481
  5. VMI Men – 2221 SB, 2257 AR – 4478
  6. Wofford – 2198 SB, 2235 AR – 4433
  7. VMI Women – 2169 SB, 2260 AR – 4429
  8. Citadel Women – 1997 SB, 2039 AR – 4036

 

VMI Men – Air Rifle

Hunter Jacob – 15th – 573

John Pitman – 18th – 571

Nick Reynolds – 20th – 571

Chris Milliken – 33rd – 542

Jason Gardner – 34th – 533

 

VMI Women – Air Rifle

Claire Lee – 21st – 568

Sabrina Bell – 22nd – 568

Kelia Aardema – 25th – 564

Samantha Reid – 27th – 560

Jessica Hankin – 30th – 549