Two Falcons' Attempts to Qualify for the Olympic Rifle Team Fail
June 7, 2004
USA Shooting finalized its selections for the 2004 Olympic rifle team on Monday, May 31, in Fort Benning, Ga. Two academy marksmen, freshman Christopher Hill and sophomore Tim Siemer, hoped to land a spot on the 2004 Olympic Team, but failed to hit their mark.
In the men's 50M three-position event, Hill placed 13th, shooting an aggregate 3453. Both Hill and Siemer competed in 50M prone rifle. Hill shot an aggregate 1759 to place 24th, while Siemer shot an aggregate 1738, placing 43rd.
Hill, from Griffin, Ga., was an All-American this year in smallbore, and was the team's 2004 most valuable marksmanship-rifle award winner. Siemer, of Batavia, Ill., is a two-time letter-winner and earned academic all-American honors in 2004.
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