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Ole Miss Rifle Shoots Season-High in Smallbore at GARC

2015-2016 RiflePhoto by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.
2015-2016 RiflePhoto by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics.

The No. 15 ranked Ole Miss rifle team shot a season-best 2297 in smallbore on the second day of the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championships at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center to finish sixth in the team smallbore standings.

West Virginia, led by individual champion Ginny Thrasher, took the team smallbore title with a 2335 followed by Kentucky (2314) and Army (2310). The Rebels finished just four shots out of a top-five finish.

Sophomore Jessica Haig fired a season-high 576 to lead the Rebels. Freshman Allison Villa shot a personal best 574 in the first relay of the day. In the last relay, Alison Weisz scored a 574 as well. Freshman Harley Gardner posted a 573 to round out the scoring for the Rebels.

“We are happy that we shot a season-best today and came very close to finishing in the top five,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. “In the second half of the season, we have worked tirelessly to improve our smallbore scores, and it finally paid off. We are looking forward to air rifle tomorrow and finishing the championships on a strong note.”

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Jessica Haig 576
Alison Weisz 574
Allison Villa 574**
Harley Gardner 573
Kristyn Trump 561
TOTAL 2297*

* Season High
** Personal Best

1. West Virginia 2335
2. Kentucky 2314
3. Army 2310
4. Akron 2301
5. Nebraska 2300
6. Ole Miss 2297
7. Memphis 2294
8. NC State 2291
9. Navy 2283

1. Ginny Thrasher West Virginia 459.5
2. Will Anti West Virginia 455.5
3. Jean-Pierre Lucas West Virginia 446.3
4. Hanna Carr Kentucky 463.1
5. Garrett Spurgeon West Virginia 425.2
6. Nathan Brewer Army 416.8
7. Sonya May Kentucky 409.3
8. Marvin Lewis Army 408.4

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

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