Nov. 4, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.: Air Force rifle is now 4-1 for the season following their second-place-finish at the President's Trophy Match in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 2, against sister academies: Army, Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Air Force scored an overall 5,800 points in the match. In the NCAA four-man scoring, Air Force finished with an aggregate 4,649, just 5 points behind Army's 4,654 first-place score. The Naval Academy finished third with 4,609 points, followed by the Coast Guard with 4,435 points.
Both the Air Force and Army smallbore and air rifle squads kept the scoring close as Air Force scored a 2,303-2,349 in smallbore and 2,346-2,349 in air rifle for the final team scores 4,649-4,654.
In individual NCAA scoring, Meredith Carpentier scored a 582 in smallbore and 590 in air rifle for a 1,172 aggregate. Carpenter was the top shooter in air rifle and finished second in smallbore behind Army's Michael Matthews (584), who finished with only a 1-point overall lead (1,173) on Carpenter.
Following in smallbore was freshman Ryan Jacobs with a 578. He also scored a 579 (1,157) in air rifle.
David Higgins was Air Force's next highest shooter in the air rifle with a 588. He also fired a 572 in SB with double 100s in the prone positions to finish with 1,160 total points.
Craig O'Daniel shot a 585 in the air rifle and a 570 in SB for an aggregate 1,155. Kevin Stinett scored 583 points in air rifle and 570 in SB for total 1,153 points. Tyler Rico finished with 571 points in SB and 581 in air rifle for an aggregate 1,152.
Backing up the NCAA squads were freshmen shooters, Mary Simonton and Noah Kwock. Simonton scored a 561 in SB and 575 in AR for an aggregate 1,136. Kwock had a 547 SB and 573 AR with an aggregate 1,120. The freshmen were shooting for the first time against Army, Navy and the Coast Guard.
Air Force rifle will compete in two matches in Fort Worth against TCU on Nov. 16 and Jacksonville State on Nov. 17.