UK Rifle Shoots 4681 During NCAA Qualifying

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 3 Kentucky rifle team shot a 4681 in its NCAA Qualifying Match on Saturday at Buell Armory.

Kentucky shot 2319 in smallbore and 2362 in air rifle.

“Overall the score was not as high as we wanted, yet I feel we are making strides in the right direction,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “We are still working out our slings to pick up a few more points but I feel that the team is moving in the right direction.

Hanna Carr shot 587 to win smallbore. Heather Kirby won air rifle with a 594.

“Congratulations today to Hanna for winning smallbore and Heather for winning air rifle,” Mullins said. “I feel that if we stay focused on what we need to do these next few week we will bring our numbers back up to where we want them.

Morehead State shot on the line with Kentucky at the UK range, shooting 4572.

“In regards to qualifying for NCAAs now we have to wait and see where it all shakes out. I feel we had a good body of work during the regular season that will help us reach the final eight.”

The eight teams selected to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championships will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m., at NCAA.com. The Championships will be held at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range, in Akron, Ohio, from March 11-12.

Saturday’s qualifying scores will count as 50 percent of the criteria for NCAA Championships selection.

The Great American Rifle Conference Championships follow this week’s qualifiers and will be held in Oxford, Miss., on Feb. 27-28.

Match Totals
Kentucky     Morehead State
After Kneeling 768 767
After Prone 1553 1549
After Standing 2319 2270
Smallbore Aggregate 23192270
Air Rifle Aggregate 2362 2302
Team Score 4681 4572