El Paso, Texas–For the second consecutive week the Ohio State rifle team fired their highest score of the season, posting a score of 4,661 at UTEP (4576).
In smallbore the Buckeyes fired a season-best team score of 2,313 and were led by a pair of career-best performances from the sophomore duo of Ariel Hall and Annabelle Stanec who fired scores of 585 and 581, respectively. Senior Jacob Buchanan (578), sophomore Annie Tomb (569), and senior Rhiann Travis (568) rounded out team scoring for Ohio State. Freshman Katie Ezell led the way for Ohio State’s individuals with a score of 564 followed by junior Elizabeth Dutton (560) and freshman Joel Potts (558).
In air rifle, Ohio State fired a team score of 2,348 and were paced by freshman Ezell who fired a score of 590. She was followed closely by Travis (588), Stanec (587), Hall (583), and Tomb (579) rounding out team scoring. Buchanan led the way for individual scorers with a 586 followed by Dutton (577), and Potts (574).
“It has been great to see the team have season-best performances in back-to-back competitions,” said head coach Ryan Tanoue. “It has also been fantastic to see quite a few personal best performances over these past several matches as well. We are definitely moving in the right direction and with two matches remaining in the fall portion of our schedule I’m excited to see how we continue to progress over the next two weekends.”
The rifle team returns to action at home this coming Saturday (Nov. 16) at 9:00 a.m. ET against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The match will mark the first time the Buckeyes have hosted Coast Guard at the Hugh W. Wylie Range in Columbus.