CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT opened the 2012-13 rifle season today, gaining a win over John Jay. The Engineers totaled 2,204 points over the smallbore and air rifle competitions, with their competitors finishing with a total of 2,119.
MIT scored a 2172 in the smallbore portion of the match, with senior Elizabeth Phillips (Anchorage, Alaska) leading the way with a score of 558. Her score was the best of the day among all shooters, which also included teams from Rose Hulman and Wentworth. Just three points behind Phillips for the Engineers was freshman Sarah Wright (Christchurch, New Zealand) with a solid 555 in her first competition. Senior Timothy Jenks (The Woodlands, Texas) added a 532 and junior Kaiying Liao (Issaquah, Wash.) rounded out the scoring for the Engineers with a 527.
In the air rifle portion of the match, the same four shooters put up the top scores for MIT. Phillips rounded out her day with a 569, including one round of 97. Liao was next with a 555, with Wright adding a 547 and Jenks a 533
Phillips was also second on the squad in air rifle with her effort of 558. Close behind was de Bruijn who fired a season best score of 556, with Batista rounding out the scoring with a 536. The Engineers out shot John Jay by a 2,204 to 2,119 margin in air rifle.
MIT will be back in action tomorrow when it faces Rose Hulman at 9:00 a.m.