Nov. 1, 2017
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Ohio State University pistol team out-performed five competitors in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Invitational (Oct. 27-28), an event contested at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Not only did the Buckeyes post the top overall score in both the Open and Women’s competitions, but Ohio State also garnered the best mark in four of five disciplines, missing out on the clean sweep by only three points in the Women’s Air (Coast Guard 1,090; Ohio State 1,087).
1st — Ohio State (6,372 total) | 2,210 air | 2,047 free | 2,115 standard
2nd — Army (6,318 total) | 2,192 air | 2,040 free | 2,086 standard
3rd — Coast Guard (6,310 total) | 2,183 air | 2,021 free | 2,106 standard
4th — Utah (5,963 total) | 2,118 air | 1,901 free | 1,944 standard
5th — *Texas A&M (5,513 total) | 2,119 air | 1,333 free | 2,061 standard
6th — *North Dakota State (4,032 total) | 1,563 air | 1,020 free | 1,449 standard *competed with less-than-full lineups
1st — Ohio State (2,731 total) | 1,644 sport | 1,087 air
2nd — Coast Guard (2,637 total) | 1,547 sport | 1,090 air
3rd — Army (2,555 total) | 1,475 sport | 1,080 air
4th – *North Dakota State (1,682 total) | 1,010 sport | 672 air
5th – *Texas A&M (890 total) | 536 sport | 354 air
6th – *Utah (877 total) | 512 sport | 365 air *competed with less-than-full lineups
Anthony McCollum contributed to the team tally in all three Open events, including the second-highest standard pistol score (535) in the entire field. The junior from Purdin, Mo., also ranked top-5 overall in air pistol (5th; 555) and free pistol (5th; 516).
Irina Andrianova, Zachary Dahmen, Bernard Melus and Mike Soklaski each chipped in a pair of scores to the Open Team total. Andrianova’s 558 in air pistol represented the second-best effort among all competitors in that event (tied with teammate Con Marrinan, who was competing as an individual). Samuel Gens aided the Buckeye victorious performance as well, registering a 552 in air pistol, ranked sixth overall.
Andrianova, Kara Moody and Emily Rust fired in both Women’s events, paced by Andrianova’s 561 and 369 in sport and air, respectively. Rust’s 555 sport pistol ledger trailed only the 561 put up by Andrianova.