- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (duPont Rifle Range)
- The Lead: On Saturday at the duPont Rifle Range, the No. 30 MIT rifle team dropped a pair of matches to No. 12 University of Akron and No. 28 John Jay. The Zips finished with 4,651 points, while the Bloodhounds posted 4,358 points and the Engineers finished with 4,346 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Zips ended the match with 4,651 points, which is the duPont Rifle Range record. The total breaks the previous mark held of 4,576 which was set by Navy on October 15, 2011. Akron's Wyatt Openshaw also set the individual range record with 1,164 points. That mark beats the previous record of 1,153 points, which was set by MIT's Sarah Wright on February 6, 2016.
- Sophomore Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) was the top shooter for MIT in eighth overall with a career-high of 1,098 points that included a 537 mark in smallbore and 561 in air rifle. Janna Ferdoush was the top shooter for John Jay at ninth overall in a total of 1,096 points with 531 points in smallbore and 565 in air rifle.
- MIT was second among the three teams in smallbore with a total of 2,137 points while also registering 2,209 points in air rifle. The team total of 4,346 points is a season-high for the Engineers.
- Senior David Bustillos (San Rafael, Calif.) was the top smallbore performer for MIT at 543 points, followed by Herrera at 537 and sophomore Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.) at 534. Senior William Caruso (Toms River, N.J.) posted a score of 523 in smallbore, along with sophomore Dylan Modesitt (Belmont, Calif.) at 519.
- In air rifle, Herrera was the team leader at 561 while Gregory Lee (Feura Bush, N.Y.) was second with a score of 555. Rick finished with an air rifle score of 554, along with marks of 547 by both Bustillos and Caruso.
- MIT wraps up the fall season and will return to action in February as the Engineers host the Beanpot from February 9-11 at the duPont Rifle Range.