Junior Amanda Luoma led the way for the Buckeyes.
Nov. 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio- The 12th-ranked Ohio State rifle team competed Saturday against No. 3 TCU, No. 6 Nebraska and No. 11 Nevada; and once again Sunday versus Nebraska, Nevada and UTEP, at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range.
Ohio State (4594 points) put in a solid performance in the four team competition against TCU (4708), Nebraska (4642) and Nevada (4626) on Saturday.
In smallbore the Buckeyes were led by junior Amanda Luoma who fired a 576. Freshman Remington Lyman continued to establish himself as the number two smallbore shooter for the Buckeyes, firing a 574. Senior Maxwell Snyderman (567), sophomore Greg Hagar (563) and sophomore Megan Polonsky (558) rounded out the team scoring for Ohio State.
In air rifle Ohio State was again led by Luoma who fired a 584. Hagar (580), redshirt junior Daniel Chapman (577), Polonsky (575) and Snyderman (572) rounded out the team scoring for the Buckeyes.
TCU senior, Olympian Sarah Scherer fired a national record combined score of 1195, with a 596 in smallbore and 599 in air rifle, to lead the defending NCAA Champion Horned Frogs.
On Sunday, Ohio State (4609) fell one point short of their season-high while in action against Nebraska (4639), Nevada (4629) and UTEP (4503).
Luoma had a fantastic day on the range, firing a personal best combined score of 1171.
Luoma led the way for the Buckeyes in smallbore, tying a season high with a score of 580. Lyman (570), Polonsky (566), Snyderman (564) and Hagar (560) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State.
Freshman Alexander Kimura fired a personal best 565 Sunday.
In air rifle, Luoma’s 591 was a season best and was also the highest score fired during Sunday’s match. Hagar posted a personal best 586 in air rifle Sunday as well. Snyderman (577), Chapman (575) and Polonsky (571) rounded out team scoring for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State will now have two weeks off before returning to action at the USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
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