Keydets Strong in NCAA Sectional Qualifier
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LEXINGTON, Va. – In its final competition before the SoCon Championships, the VMI rifle teams performed well in the NCAA Sectional Qualifier against North Georgia Saturday at Kilbourne Hall.

 

North Georgia came in first place overall with 4619 aggregate points (2296 smallbore, 2323 air rifle) and was trailed by the VMI men’s team with 4481 points (2218 smallbore, 2263 air). The VMI women placed third with 4412 points (2164 smallbore, 2248 air).

 

VMI senior John Pitman finished in the Top 10 overall with 1143 points (566 SB, 477 AR) for fifth overall and was trailed immediately by women’s team junior Kelia Aardema in sixth place (1131 points). Hunter Jacob came in eighth place with 1126 points (567 SB, 559 AR) and Nick Reynolds placed 10th in the field with 1103 points (541 SB, 562 AR).

 

Aardema was awarded the silver medal in the Smallbore ROTC rankings for her 570 score. In the Air Force ROTC air rifle competition, Pitman was given the silver medal with his 577 score while VMI women’s freshman Samantha Reid earned the bronze medal with a 568 air rifle tally.

 

The Keydets will compete in two weeks at the Southern Conference Championships March 2-3 hosted by Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Georgia.

 

Full results:

http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=799

 

Team Scores

North Georgia - 2296 SB – 2323 AR – 4619 points

VMI Men – 2218 SB – 2263 AR – 4481 points

VMI Women – 2164 SB – 2248 AR – 4412 points

 

VMI Men

Smallbore

6th - Hunter Jacob – 567

7th - John Pitman – 566

11th - William Davidson – 544

12th - Nick Reynolds – 541

13th - Simon Krauthamer – 536

15th - Daniel Beall- 529

19th - Ben Doehler – 509

20th - Joseph Snyder – 505

 

Air Rifle

5th – Jon Pitman – 577

11th – Simon Krauthamer – 563

12th – Nick Reynolds – 562

14th –Jason Gardner – 561

15th – Chris Milliken – 561

16th – Hunter Jacob – 559

19th – Mason Tarkenton – 555

20th – Patrick Higgins – 490

 

VMI Women

Smallbore

4th - Kelia Aardema – 570

10th - Jessica Hankin – 547

14th - Claire Lee – 532

16th - Samantha Reid – 524

17th - Sabrina Bell – 523

18th - Savanah Diamond – 514

 

Air Rifle

9th – Sabrina Bell – 566

10th – Samantha Reid – 564

13th – Kelia Aardema – 561

18th – Lauren Dost – 557