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Racer rifle beats UT Martin: start season 3-0

Freshman Allison Henry lines her shot up at the Pat Spurgin Rifle Range. (Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics)

Simon Elfrink

Staff Writer

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Murray State Rifle continues its strong start with a 4669-4592 win over UT Martin on Sunday, Oct. 25. 

The Racers took a stand at their home range, the Pat Spurgin Rifle Range, to give them a quick 3-0 start to the 2020-21 season.

Head Coach Alan Lollar had great things to say about his shooters, who he said improved upon the things they were struggling with in the last match. 

“I saw some good things today,” Lollar said. “We have been working the last two weeks to take care of some areas we identified from the last match, and I think today we made some progress.”

The five highest scoring Racers were also the top five overall finishers of the day. 

Freshman Matias Kiuru maintained his spot at the top of the charts once again, placing first in smallbore, air rifle and aggregate scores, shooting 583, 591 and 1174, respectively. 

Freshman Allison Henry also contributed a 581 score in smallbore, a far cry from her average of 568.5. Henry’s aggregate score was 1167, and she placed fourth on the rankings at the end of the match. 

Sophomore Anna Scheer placed second overall, shooting 579 in smallbore and 589 in air rifle for an aggregate score of 1168. Coming in at number four was Junior Dana Buesseler, who finished with an 1165 aggregate score. Sophomore Emily Fitzgerald rounded out the top five for the day, shooting 574 in smallbore and 588 in air rifle to chalk an 1162 aggregate. 

Freshmen Scott Patterson, Kylie Delaney and Abby Zinsmeyer were all top ten qualifiers as well, scoring 1155, 1153 and 1151 in the aggregate column, respectively. 

The Racers will set their sights on North Carolina State University on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

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