CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a battle of engineering schools, MIT took on the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology on Friday night at the MIT Shooting Center. In a close one the Fightin' Engineers from Indiana edged the Engineers in both small bore and air rifle to take a slim 4417-4377 win. Sophomore Sarah Wright (Christchurch, New Zealand) took top individual honors in the small bore competition for MIT.
Wright fired off her first four rounds above the 95-point mark, including a 99 in her second prone position round to total a 566, a new career best for the sophomore. Evan Duvall from Rose Hulman was second overall with a 553, while senior Kaiying Liao (Issaquah, Wash.) and Suzanne Eisenberger of the Fightin' Engineers tied for third with final totals of 550, with Liao scoring above 90 four times. Sophomores David D'Achiardi (Bogota, Colombia) and Abra Shen (Toronto, Ontario) completed the MIT scoring with scores of 535 and 528, with Shen also establishing a new career mark with her score.
Among the scores not counted in the team total, freshman Kelly Mathesius (Aurora, Ill.) led the Engineers with a 489.
MIT also captured top honors in air rifle as freshman Jia Yi Goh (Singapore) saw all of her rounds score 92 or better on her way to a 576. Adam Foss led Rose Hulman in air rifle, posting a 568 to finish second overall, with Duvall close behind in third with a 564. Wright was second for MIT and fourth overall with a 557, with Liao turning in a 545 and freshman Zi-Ning Choo (Naperville, Ill.) rounding out the scoring with a 520 for the Engineers.
Six other competitors shot for MIT in air rifle, with five reaching the 500-point mark. Freshman Kevin Ng (Coral Springs, Fla.) led the group with a 517.