MORGANTOWN, W. Va. The NC State rifle team fell to top-ranked West Virginia at the Collegiate Sectional in Morgantown, W. Va. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Senior Noel Keck led the Pack in smallbore with a 565, and freshman Rachel Jones had NC State’s highest air-rifle score after posting a 575 in the event. Overall, the Pack scored a team score of 4,524, the team’s highest score of the season, including a 2,234 in smallbore, which is also the team's top smallbore score this year. The Pack scored a 2,290 in the air-rifle. West Virginia posted a team score of 4,639 to take the win.
Keck posted a new personal best total score of 1,139, and Jones also scored a new career high overall score of 1,130. Junior Samantha Bullard posted her highest smallbore score of 558, and freshman Mark Nations, even though his scores did not apply to the overall team total, posted personal bests in the smallbore (540) and overall (1,095).
The Pack will next compete in the GARC Championships on Feb. 28 in Oxford, Miss.
1. No. 1 West Virginia: 4,639 total (2,338 air-rifle/2,301 smallbore)
2. NC State: 4,524 total (2,290 air-rifle/2,234 smallbore)
NC State Personal Scores
Noel Keck: 574 air-rifle/565 smallbore/1,139 total
Rachel Jones: 575 air-rifle/555 smallbore/1,130 total
Katie Siegert: 572 air-rifle/556 smallbore/1,128 total
Samantha Bullard: 569 air-rifle/558 smallbore/1,127 total
*Mark Nations: 555 air-rifle/540 smallbore/1,095 total
*Chris Melochick: 561 air-rifle/524 smallbore/1,085 total
*Scores not included in team total