The Murray State rifle team opened the new year with a 4659-4592 victory over UT Martin in Martin, Tennessee, on Saturday, Jan. 11.
The Racers secured four of the top five aggregate scores, with newcomer freshman Matias Kuiru earning the top aggregate score with 1170. Kuiru also shot a match-high 581 in smallbore and 589 in air rifle.
Sophomore Anna Scheer was right behind Kuiru, finishing one point shy of his aggregate score. Scheer shot 573 in smallbore and finished with the day’s best air rifle score—596.
Senior Shelby Huber finished third in scoring, earning a 1165 aggregate while shooting 573 in smallbore and 592 in air rifle. The Skyhawks’ senior Kaitlin Korinek shot the fourth best aggregate score of the match with 1163.
Sophomore Emily Fitzgerald rounded out the top five with a 1158 aggregate score. She shot 569 in smallbore and a career-high 589 in air rifle.
Freshman Chloe Odle finished with an aggregate score of 1153 and junior Dana Buessler shot a 1152 aggregate. Freshman Lauren Frealy shot an aggregate score of 1145 and a career-high 586 in air rifle.
Senior Meike Drewell shot 566 in smallbore but did not compete in air rifle.
Murray State will play its last match of the 2019 Gamecock Open when they travel to Jacksonville, Alabama, to compete against Jacksonville State on Saturday, Jan. 18.