Rifle Teams Place First and Third on the Road
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com
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STATESBORO, Ga. – The VMI co-ed rifle team won big on the road against the Georgia Southern Eagles at the Shooting Sport Education Center in Statesboro, Georgia.

 

The VMI co-ed team placed first with 4506 total aggregate points, Georgia Southern placed second with 4448 aggregate points, and the VMI women’s rifle team earned a third-place finish with 4350 aggregate points.

 

Freshman Alexander Allison led the Keydets with a second-place finish among top individuals with a 1135 aggregate total. Seniors Hunter Jacob (1133) and Kelia Aardema (1119) earned a third and fourth-place finish, with senior Nick Reynolds (1119) and sophomore Samantha Reid (1117) finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, to represent VMI among the top ten individuals.

 

In smallbore competition, Alexander Allison (566), Hunter Jacob (563), Nick Reynolds (558), and Kelia Aardema (556) earned a second through fifth place finish, respectively. Samantha Reid (549) and Simon Krauthamer (545) placed sixth and seventh, and Claire Lee (533) placed 10th to round out the top ten. Savanah Diamond (13th), Jessica Hankin (14th), and Cassidy Dufour (15th) all represented VMI in the smallbore match.

 

For the air rifle competition, Hunter Jacob placed second among individuals with 570 points, with Alexander Allison and Samantha Reid placing third and fourth with 569 and 568 points. Kelia Aardema (563) and Nick Reynolds (561) place sixth and seventh, with James Doucett earning 558 points to finish 10th. Lauren Dost (11th), Jessica Hankin (12th), Claire Lee (13th), and Savanah Diamond (15th) all represented VMI in the air rifle standings.

 

The VMI rifle teams return home next week to host UAB at Kilbourne Hall on Saturday, November 9.

 

Team Score

 

  1. VMI – 2243 SB, 2263 AR, 4506 Agg
  2. Ga. Southern – 2180 SB, 2268 AR, 4448 Agg
  3. VMI (W) – 2120 SB, 2230 AR, 4350 Agg

 

Top VMI Individuals

 

Alexander Allison – 2nd – 1135

Hunter Jacob – 3rd – 1133

Kelia Aardema – 4th – 1119

Nick Reynolds – 5th – 1119

Samantha Reid – 6th – 1117

 

Smallbore – VMI Men

 

Alexander Allison – 2nd – 566

Hunter Jacob – 3rd – 563

Nick Reynolds – 4th – 558

Simon Krauthamer – 7th – 545

 

Smallbore – VMI Women

 

Kelia Aardema – 5th – 556

Samantha Reid – 6th – 549

Claire Lee – 10th – 533

Savanah Diamond – 13th – 520

Jessica Hankin – 14th – 518

Cassidy Dufour – 15th – 485

 

Air Rifle – VMI Men

 

Hunter Jacob – 2nd – 570

Alexander Allison – 3rd – 569

Nick Reynolds – 7th – 561

James Doucett – 10th – 558

 

Air Rifle – VMI Women

 

Samantha Reid – 4th – 568

Kelia Aardema – 6th – 563

Lauren Dost – 11th – 557

Jessica Hankin – 12th – 556

Claire Lee – 13th – 549

Savanah Diamond – 15th – 539

 

Full Results: http://ncaarifle.org/Home/Scorecard?MatchId=904