VMI Rifle Teams Fall at Navy
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The VMI rifle teams placed third and fourth in a three-team NCAA rifle match hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

TCU placed first in the match, with second place going to the host Midshipmen.

 

TCU earned the top place finish with 2333 smallbore, 2366 air rifle, and 4699 aggregate points for the win. The hosting Midshipmen from Navy placed second in the competition with 2314 smallbore, 2350 air rifle, and 4664 aggregate points. VMI scored 2242 smallbore, 2272 air rifle, and 4514 aggregate points for a third-place finish. VMI women’s team placed fourth with 2130 smallbore, 2221 air rifle, and 4351 aggregate points.

 

In the individual smallbore competition, senior Kelia Aardema led VMI by placing 11th with 572 points. Hunter Jacob (19th), Alexander Allison (20th), Nick Reynolds (21st), James Doucett (22nd), William Davidson (24th), and Stephen Garner (26th) round out the men’s rifle team representation in the top 30 for smallbore.

 

Samantha Reid (27th), Jessica Hankin (28th), Savanah Diamond (29th), and Claire Lee (30th) represented the VMI women’s rifle team in smallbore competition.

 

Following a close air rifle matchup, freshman James Doucett earned 580 points and fellow VMI teammate Hunter Jacob followed with 577 points to earn a top 20 air rifle placement. Alexander Allison (575 AR), Jessica Hankin (565 AR), Keila Aardema (560 AR), Nick Reynolds (560 AR), Samantha Reid (557 AR), Stephen Garner (554 AR), Claire Lee (553 AR), Lauren Dost (546 AR), Mason Tarkenton (541 AR), and Savanah Diamond (534 AR) all represented VMI in air rifle competition.

 

The VMI rifle teams return home to host NC State on Saturday, October 12th, at 8 a.m.

 

Team Scores

 

  1. TCU – 2333 SB, 2366 AR – 4699
  2. Navy – 2314 SB, 2350 AR – 4664
  3. VMI – 2242 SB, 2272 AR – 4514
  4. VMI (W) – 2130 SB, 2221 AR – 4351

 

Smallbore – VMI Men

 

Hunter Jacob – 19th – 567

Alexander Allison – 20th – 562

Nick Reynolds – 21st – 552

James Doucett – 22nd – 551

William Davidson – 24th – 546

Stephen Garner – 26th – 544

 

Air Rifle – VMI Men

 

James Doucett – 18th – 580

Hunter Jacob – 19th – 577

Alexander Allison – 21st – 575

Nick Reynolds – 25th – 560

Stephen Garner – 27th – 554

Mason Tarkenton – 30th – 541

 

Smallbore – VMI Women

 

Kelia Aardema – 11th – 572

Samantha Reid – 27th – 542

Jessica Hankin – 28th – 539

Savanah Diamond – 29th – 533

Claire Lee – 30th – 516

 

Air Rifle – VMI Women

 

Jessica Hankin – 23rd – 565

Kelia Aardema – 24th – 560

Samantha Reid – 26th – 557

Claire Lee – 28th – 553

Lauren Dost – 29th – 546

Savanah Diamond – 31st – 534

 

Full Results: http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=906