Rifle Wins Dual Meet against Rose Hulman and UT Martin
Nov. 5, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State rifle team fired a 4601 to defeat Rose Hulman (4470) and UT Martin (4581) at the Cook Stadium Range on the campus of Rose Hulman Sunday.
In smallbore the Buckeyes fired a team score of 2268 led by junior Greg Hagar and freshman Anthony Cuozzo who both fired scores of 571. Freshman Chrissy Thomas (564), senior Dan Chapman (562) and sophomore Alex Kimura (559) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Junior Megan Polonsky (565) and freshman Kendal Elder (549) also saw their first road action of the season competing as individuals.
In air rifle Ohio State fired a solid 2333 led by Hagar who equaled his season high by firing a 586 and Cuozzo who was close behind with a personal best 583. Thomas posted a 584 and Chapman added a 580, both scores being one point shy of their current season bests. Kimura (576) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes while Elder (574) and Polonsky (579) competed as individuals.
Coach Tanoue: “I was very proud of the effort of this group Sunday. To be able to hit the road, perform at a high level and emerge with a victory are all positives that we will take away from this match. We saw yet another personal best and several others who were within reach of their season bests which highlights the steady improvement of our athletes so far this season. I feel the most important thing that our team will take away from this weekend is experience and confidence.”
“We have been working to implement some new strategies for our goal setting and mental attitude and the results from this match are extremely positive and demonstrate that we are moving in the right direction. I am excited to have the next two weeks to continue our work in this area before we welcome Army to Columbus on November 16th.”
The Buckeyes are off this weekend and return to action against the Army Black Knights on Saturday November 16th at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.