Rifle Falls to No. 4 West Virginia and Coast Guard on Sunday

Rifle Falls to No. 4 West Virginia and Coast Guard on Sunday


- Location: West Point, N.Y. (Tronsrue Markmanship Center)

- The Lead: On Sunday in West Point, N.Y., the MIT rifle team dropped a pair of matches to No. 4 ranked West Virginia and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The competition took place at the Tronsrue Markmanship Center on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy.  


- The No. 4 ranked Mountaineers, who finished as the runner-up at the 2018 NCAA Rifle National Championship, totaled 4,703 points to outdistance both the Bears and the Engineers. Coast Guard totaled 4,556 points and MIT finished up with a score of 4,323 points.

- Overall, Ginny Thrasher was the top shooter for the Mountaineers with a total of 1,177 points that included 589 in smallbore and a 588 score in air rifle. Coast Guard was led by Seth Strayer at 1,144 points, while MIT was paced by junior Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) at 1,094 points. For Herrera, that represented a season-high score as the Engineers also posted their top team score of the 2018-19 season.

- Sophomore Landon Chu (Burke, Va.) was second for the Engineers with 1,093 points that included a 554 mark in smallbore. Junior Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.) was up next with a score of 1,074, followed by junior Ivy Li (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) at 1,062 points.

- Junior Elijah Miller (Shavertown, Pa.) finished with a total of 1,014 points to go along with a mark of 865 from freshman Matthew Reeve (Cazenovia, N.Y.).


- MIT is back in action on Saturday, November 10th as the Engineers host John Jay and Wentworth. Those matches will begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.


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