Engineers Compete In Beat Pot

Feb. 2, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT rifle team hosted the Bean Pot Tournament this weekend, competing against Wentworth Institute of Technology, Penn State, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Coast Guard Academy. The Engineers carded the highest team score in air rifle while finishing just behind Penn State and Coast Guard in the smallbore category.

The air rifle competition was extremely close, as all five squads were within 15 points of MIT’s winning tally of 2235. Emily Houston’s total of 579 was tied for the highest individual score with that gun, as Tech placed three shooters in the top 10 in the category. Houston carded a 99 and two 97 point attempts to lead the Engineers to the team win. Nigel Kojimoto and Joseph Lane finished with identical totals of 559 in a tie for ninth overall.

Houston also had the team’s best effort in the smallbore category as well, scoring at least 90 points on four different shots for a total of 556, good for fourth overall. Lane added 548 points for the Cardinal and Grey, who clipped Wentworth by the slightest of margins, 2159-2158, for third place. Penn State took the top overall spot in smallbore with 2207 points.

The Engineers will now travel to New London, Conn. to take on Coast Guard on Saturday, February 14.