More Personal Bests Set in Sectionals Event
Feb. 12, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State hosted a Collegiate Pistol Sectional event over the weekend, welcoming in Akron, Purdue and one competitor from Ashland. The Buckeyes topped Akron and Purdue for the second time within the last month, also hosting the same two squads Jan. 26-27.


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In Open Competition, Ohio State recorded the top score in all three disciplines and accumulated a total score of 6,427. The Zips finished as runner-ups at 6,150; followed by the Boilermakers' 5,937 total. Ohio State dominance occurred in the Women Competition as well, garnering a 2,746 team total (Purdue 2,525; Akron 1,634).

Mike Soklaski contributed to the team tally in all three Open events, including a personal-best 542 Standard score. Freshman Emily Nothnagle recorded personal bests in Sport (528) and 2-gun aggregate (882) while Irina Andrianova crushed it in Air. Andrianova's 40-shot 375 and 60-shot 516 both represented new personal highs.

TEAM SCORES
Open:
Ohio State (6,427 total) | 2,235 air | 2,026 free | 2,166 standard
Akron (6,150 total) | 2,157 air | 1,978 free | 2,015 standard
Purdue (5,937 total) | 2,141 air | 1,825 free | 1,971 standard

Women:
Ohio State (2,746 total) | 1,647 sport | 1,099 air
Purdue (2,525 total) | 1,492 sport | 1,033 air
Akron (1,634 total) | 960 sport | 674 air

Buckeyes could be found at the top of the standings for all five shooting events, ranking at least '1-2' in all:
Open Air (60-shot) | 1st - McCollum 563 | 2nd - Gens 562 | 3rd - Andrianova 561
Women Air (40-shot) | 1st - Andrianova 375 | 2nd - Rust 365
Free | 1st - Soklaski 524 | 2nd - Gens 516 | T-3rd - Marrinan/McCollum 501
Sport | 1st - Andrianova 570 | 2nd - Rust 549
Standard | 1st - McCollum 555 | 2nd - Soklaski 542 | 3rd - Andrianova 536