Rifle team finished second in inaugural PRC Championships


    U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force rifle team took second place in the first-ever Patriot Rifle Conference smallbore and air rifle championship matches this weekend in Columbus, Ohio.Air Force was in fourth place in smallbore.

    Following the air rifle match on Sunday, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks was the PRC champions and Air Force finished in second place.The final team scores were: Alaska 1st (4702), Air Force 2nd (4649), TCU 3rd (4647), OSU 4th (4639) and Nevada-Reno 5th (4565).

    All teams shot air rifle on Sunday, and Alaska scored a 2363 followed by Air Force (2346), TCU (2341), OSU (2334) and Nevada (2305).

    On Saturday, Alaska was the team leader with 2339 points followed by TCU (2306), OSU (2305), Air Force (2303) and Nevada (2260).

    Air Force had two team members with high scores in both matches.In air rifle, Meredith Carpentier shot a 592 and David Higgins was the team leader in smallbore with a 581. The Air Force team score win at the PRC surpassed the team's winning score from a separate match against Akron on Friday, 4638-4616. Air Force is 10-6 for the season and 6-2 in the PRC.

    PRC Conference Results, Feb. 8-9, 2014 Team scores:

    Alaska-Fairbanks, 4702

    Air Force, 4649

    TCU, 4647

    OSU, 4639

    Nevada, 4565

    Air Force Individual Smallbore Scores David Higgins, 581 Meredith Carpentier, 575 Ryan Jacobs, 574 Tyler Rico, 573 Kevyn Stinett, 558

    Air Force Individual AirRifle Scores Meredith Carpentier, 592 David Higgins, 588 Tyler Rico, 583 Kevyn Stinett, 583 Ryan Jacobs, 572

     

     

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