The second day of competition is finished, but first there’s a small
bit of business remaining from yesterday. Our Ladies’ Air Pistol team
ended up in 3rd place with a combined score of 1078, behind Army
(1085) and Navy (1084), and Ohio State was not far behind in 4th.
This was a very competitive event, and we’re pleased to be bringing
home some hardware!
This morning broke bright and clear, and even colder than yesterday.
There was frost on the windshields and the thermometer read 42F when
we arrived at the range about 8:20 for a 9am Standard Pistol match.
Our top shooter was Wen Chyan ’13 with a 520, good for 15th place.
Our four-person team of Wen, Eddie Ha ’13, Nick Torgerson ’13, and
Kristine Kim ’14 ended a rather disappointing 7th out of 8. We now
know what type of CVS-brand handwarmers NOT to buy, they weren’t
There was some good news in the afternoon event, Womens’ Sport Pistol.
Jackie Wu ’16 (yes, a freshman) made it into the finals with a 538,
good for 8th place after the qualifier match. Her 99.6 in the finals
led the field and she moved up three places, ending in 5th. The
remainder of our team shot around their averages or slightly below,
but this wasn’t good enough for a team award against extremely strong
teams from Army, Navy, and Ohio State. The team standings weren’t yet
posted when we left the range, so I’ll follow up with that tomorrow.
The sole event remaining is Open Air Pistol, which begins at 9am
tomorrow and is, thankfully, held indoors. Tomorrow night is the
awards banquet and All-American presentations.