Tech Shooters Take Second at Bean Pot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. On the strength of a tremendous performance by junior Nigel Kojimoto, the MIT rifle team finished second out of four squads at the Bean Pot competition held at MIT over the weekend. Kojimoto collected the Gold medal in the smallbore portion of the event, as the highest individual scorer, as well as Silver in air rifle, as Tech finished just 50 points behind Wentworth Institute of Technology in overall team scoring.

Kojimoto registered five shots at least 94 points in six smallbore attempts on his way to a score of 563 points. That score paired with his 567 in air rifle gave Kojimoto the highest individual combined point total of all shooters at the meet.

Elizabeth Phillips captured the Bronze in Air Rifle with a score of 559. Giulia Pantalone recorded a score of 550 and Rebecca Gould (535) rounded out the scoring for the Cardinal and Gray, who finished just two points behind Wentworth in the air rifle portion of the weekend. Pantalone and Gould's totals were new personal bests for each shooter.

Phillips added a score of 536 in smallbore for the Engineers, who finished with a team score of 2138. Jennifer de Bruijn recorded a pair of 90-point shots en route to a total of 528. Timothy Jenks was the final scoring shooter for MIT with a total of 511.

Wentworth took the team title with a combined score of 4349. MIT was second at 4399 while Penn State took third at 4294. Coast Guard rounded out the competition at 4195.

The Cardinal and Gray will be back in action on Saturday, February 12, hosting Coast Guard beginning at 9:00 a.m.