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Feb. 8, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State rifle squad finished second behind Xavier Saturday in the NCAA Sectional held Converse Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University. Xavier totaled 6,197 in the competition with Ohio State at 6,124. Akron finished third at 6,076 and Morehead State was fourth at 5,892. OSU’s Abhijeet Konduskar (Sr., Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India) finished first in both air rifle and smallbore rifle. His 395 in air rifle was one better than Whitney Prather of Xavier at 394. In smallbore rifle, Konduskar had a 1,172, besting Xavier’s Hannah Kerr by one at 1,171.

Team Results Air Rifle Smallbore Aggregate 1 Xavier 1,564 4,633 6,197 2 Ohio State 1,537 4,587 6,124 3 Akron 1,514 4,564 6,078 4 Morehead State 1,482 4,410 5,892 5 OSU NROTC Gold – 3,956 3,956 6 OSU NROTC Blue – 2,809 2,809

Top Individual Air Rifle Scores 1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 395 2 Whitney Prather, Xavier 394 3 Hannah Kerr, Xavier 391 4 Brandon Czekaj, Xavier 390 5 Thrine Kane, Xavier 389 6 John Stellwag, Jr., Ohio State 387 (24) 7 Joseph Fitzgibbon, Xavier 387 (21) 8 Angela Engle, Akron 385 9 Alice Reed, Xavier 384 10 Chip Tobbe, Morehead State 383

Top Individual Smallbore Rifle Scores 1 Abhijeet Konduskar, Ohio State 1,172 2 Hannah Kerr, Xavier 1,171 3 Thrine Kane, Xavier 1,167 4 Brandon Czekaj, Xavier 1,154 5 John Stellwag, Jr., Ohio State 1,153 6 Angela Engle, Akron 1,149 7 Richard Gauvin, Jr., Xavier 1,148 (61) 8 Joe Milano, Akron 1,148 (54) 9 Alice Reed, Xavier 1,147 10 Whitney Prather, Xavier 1,145

Xavier Air Rifle Smallbore Thrine Kane 389 1,167 Hannah Kerr 391 1,171 Whitney Prather 394 – Brandon Czekaj 390 – Alice Reed – 1,147 Richard Gauvin, Jr. – 1,148

Ohio State Air Rifle Smallbore Ryan Kohatsu 373 1,142 Abhijeet Konduskar 395 1,172 John Stellwag, Jr. 387 1,153 Jessica Sears 382 1,120

OSU Individuals Air Rifle Smallbore Linnea Nygren 365 1,108 Levi Kill 366 1,107 Jonathon Nicolazzo 341 1,094 Paul Becks 368 1,082 Rachel Ashbrook 345 1,072 John Robak 348 1,056 Douglas Fox 309 951 Abby Myers 353 –

Akron Air Rifle Smallbore Gary Meglich 371 1,129 Sarah Kramer 378 1,138 Joe Milano 380 1,148 Angel Engle 385 1,149

Morehead State Air Rifle Smallbore Matt Ritenaour 368 1,090 Chip Tobbe 383 1,134 Nay Noe 363 1,088 Becky Lytle 368 1,098

OSU NROTC Gold Air Rifle Smallbore Chris Tilley – 1,088 Troy Wohifert – 936 Nick Lunsford – 988 David Swimm – 944

OSU NROTC Blue Air Rifle Smallbore Russ Waligorski – 688 Chad Shipman – 770 Tom Conaway – 712 Carl Schultz – 639