COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University pistol team set an all-time program record during a home match vs. Akron and Purdue, posting a 6,491 3-gun aggregate score in the Open competition. The new marks bests the previous high by 24 points (6,467 posted on Feb. 1, 2014).
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RECORD-BREAKING SCORES
Open Air: Anthony McCollum 567, Samuel Gens 564, Mike Soklaski 563, Zachary Dahmen 553
Free: Gens 540, Soklaski 526, McCollum 510, Bernard Melus 496
Standard: McCollum 557, Irina Andrianova 550, Dahmen 536, Soklaski 529
The Air Pistol squad broke a school record, too, topping the previous mark set earlier this season (Nov. 2017) by carding a 2,247 over the weekend.
The team standings are as follows:
Ohio State 6,491 (2,247 air; 2,072 free; 2,172 standard)
Akron 6,127 (2,163 air; 1,914 free; 2,050 standard)
Purdue 6,072 (2,122 air; 1,883 free; 2,067 standard)
Ohio State 2,672 (1,605 sport; 1,067 air)
Purdue 2,521 (1,489 sport; 1,032 air)
Akron 1,569 (930 sport; 639 air | only two female shooters)
Individually, Buckeyes could be found at the top of the Open Air (McCollum), Free (Gens), Sport (Andrianova) and Standard (McCollum) standings. Purdue's Rachel McCartney spoiled the clean sweep, nudging out Andrianova by a lone point (369-368) in the Women Air competition.