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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle team (11-5) hosted a sectional qualifier for the NCAA Championship Saturday in Converse Hall. The Buckeyes shot a meet-high 4,606 aggregate score to finish first in the qualifier. Akron finished second at 4,573 with the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology third at 4,438. The NCAA will announce at a later date the teams and individuals that advance to the championship, March 10-14 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Ohio State’s Amanda Furrer posted season-highs of 590 in both the smallbore and air rifle competition. She finished first in smallbore rifle and was tied with Sarah Benjamin of Akron in air rifle. Benjamin finished second in smallbore rifle with a 578. Buckeye Gina Cheliras was third (572) and Nick Novello tied for fifth (566) in smallbore rifle while Jasmine Margaria was third (581) and James Clark was fourth (580) in air rifle.

Next for Ohio State is the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship Feb. 20 at Michigan State.

Team Results

Smallbore

Air

Aggregate

Ohio State

2,294

2,312

4,606

Akron

2,259

2,314

4,573

Rose Hulman Inst.

2,217

2,221

4,438

Purdue Rifle Club

1,310

1,310

Ohio State

Smallbore

Air

Aggregate

Josh Cain

540

553

1,093

Gina Cheliras

572

561

1,133

James Clark

566

580

1,146

Pete Deem

556

565

1,121

Jim Fitz

563

562

1,125

Amanda Furrer

590

590

1,180

Henna Khan

519

555

1,074

Jon Krabacher

516

539

1,055

Valerie Lakes

549

568

1,117

Robert Mangaudis

563

570

1,133

Jasmine Margaria

565

581

1,146

Liz Neumeyer

536

554

1,090

Nick Novello

566

572

1,138

Walter Riker

534

557

1,091

 

Smallbore Leaders

Score

1

Amanda Furrer, OSU

590

2

Sarah Benjamin, AKRON

578

3

Gina Cheliras, OSU

572

4

Ryan Stein, AKRON

567

5

Nick Novello, OSU

566

 

Rebecca Gerevices, AKRO

566

 

James Clark, OSU

566

 

Air Rifle Leaders

Score

1

Amanda Furrer, OSU

590

 

Sarah Benjamin, AKRO

590

3

Jasmine Margaria, OSU

581

4

James Clark, OSU

580

5

Rebecca Gerevics, AKRO

578


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