Carpentier finished 13th at NCAA Rifle Championships

March 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.: Junior Meredith Carpentier, Air Force, finished 13th in individual air rifle with a score of 588 at the 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships at Murray State in Kentucky on March 15. This was Carpentier's second trip to the NCAAs. She finished seventh in 2013 with a 52.1 in the finals.

Later this month Carpentier will travel to Fort Benning, Ga., to compete in the USA Shooting ISSF World Cup Rifle Championships on March 26 to April 3. David Higgins will also make the trip to compete in the smallbore prone event.

Conor Davis (Kentucky) was the air rifle national champion with a 205.4 in the finals. His qualifying score was a 593. Davis shot a 205.4 in the finals, four tenths of a point higher than Maren Prediger of WVU, who finished in second place.

Tim Sherry of Alaska came out on top in the individual smallbore competition. Sherry shot a 452.1 in the finals, just one half point better than Garrett Spurgeon (West Virginia) (451.6).

West Virginia earned their 16th national championship team title with a team score of 4705. WVU scored a 2338 in small bore and 2367 in air rifle.



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