March 3, 2014

Wright, Goh Named to All-MAC Rifle Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Sarah Wright (Christchurch, New Zealand) and freshman Jia Yi Goh (Singapore) have both earned postseason honors from the Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference, as the league announced is annual end of the season awards. Wright was named second team all-conference in smallbore and Goh garnered a spot on the second team in air rifle. Only two teams saw student-athletes named to the MAC postseason list, with the University of Akron taking all of the other spots, which are based on season average scores.

Wright had another solid year for the Engineers and finished eighth in the conference in smallbore average with her mark of 563.78. At last weekend's MAC Championships she had the top overall score in smallbore, shooting a 563 that included rounds of 98 and 99. Coming into the season with a personal best of 560, she eclipsed that with a 566 in the first outing of the season and went on to shoot better than a 560 six times during the year. She set a new career mark with a 575 in October in a meet at the University of the Sciences.

Goh was impressive in her first year at MIT and finished seventh in the MAC in air rifle average with a 572.71. At the MAC Championships last weekend she posted one score of 99 on her way to a total of 578, just one off her personal best of 579 set in October. Competing in every match in air rifle during the season, she scored over 570 seven times in 10 outings.