NC State Rifle Wins SEARC 5
Jan. 20, 2013
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – In what has almost become a week-to-week ritual, the 14th-ranked NC State rifle team broke yet another program mark – this time the combined team total in air rifle – as the Wolfpack eased its way to a 4594 overall team score and a victory at SEARC 5 this weekend.
North Georgia College finished second with a 4420 total, followed by The Citadel’s men’s team with 4412 and The Citadel’s women’s team at 4182.
The squad opened fire in the air rifle competition, where three shooters, freshman Daniel Cliff, graduate student Bryan Cross, and redshirt junior Amy Roderer, recorded or tied personal-bests in the event. Cliff led the way with a 585 score, followed by Cross and sophomore Dani Foster, who both accumulated 583 points. Junior Madeline Pike rounded out the top four shooters with a 574 to set the new program mark of 2325. Roderer’s 569 was the fifth highest mark for the Pack.
"We're really proud of Daniel,” said head coach Keith Miller. “He's been consistently shooting in the high 570s in air rifle, but could never break the 580 mark. Today he did so most convincingly. It's good to see our coaching and his hard work,pay off."
NC State (19-6, 14-0 SEARC, 0-5 GARC) would follow up its air rifle performance with a 2269 team mark in the smallbore competition, behind Pike’s team-high 578 score. Cliff notched a 567, just ahead of freshman Alex Martin’s 563 and Foster’s 561 scores.
Cliff and Pike led all Wolfpack shooters with 1152 aggregates, as Foster (1144), Martin (1135) and Cross (1134) closed out the match with the top individual marks. Roderer concluded the meet with an 1123 total.
The Pack will return to action when it travels to Charleston, S.C., next Saturday, Jan. 26, for a Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) matchup against Air Force.