AFA's Higgins and Carpentier finish competition in Fort Benning (ISSF)

April 1, 2014

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - At the ISSF World Cup Championships in Fort Benning, Ga., Air Force shooters David Higgins and Meredith Carpentier competed in their respective weapons on March 28 and April 1.

On Tuesday, April 1, Higgins', who was shooting in a Minimum Qualification Score (MQS), in the prone position scored a 102.2, 104.7, 103.6, 104.0, 102.2 and 104.6 for a total score of 621.3 in the 50m Rifle Prone position.

Michael Liuzza, the other American competitor, finished the relay with a 620.5. Higgins tied with Bernhard Pickl from Austria with a 621.3 in the 50m prone.

On Saturday, March 29, at the ISSF World Cup 10m Rifle Women's Championships Carpentier finished 28th among 60 international shooters. Carpentier's scores were 107.7, 103.5, 104.7 and 102.3 for a total score of 412.2. American shooter Amy Sowash finished 15th with a 415.1.

More than 430 athletes from 53 countries traveled to Fort Benning to compete in 10 Olympic events in the Rifle and Pistol disciplines.

Later in April, Mary Simonton and Noah Kwock will compete at the RP National Junior Olympics Championships, April 9 in the air rifle. Higgins, Tyler Rico and Ryan Jacobs will compete in both the smallbore and air rifle disciplines.



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