Nov. 19, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. – The No. 18 rifle team will travel to Jacksonville, Ala., to compete against No. 9 Memphis on Sunday. NC State is coming off of a weekend of record-setting performances against No. 6 Army and No. 11 Nebraska.
As a whole, the Wolfpack tied the school record in smallbore (2267) against both Army and Nebraska. In the match against Army, the team set a new school record in overall score (4575). The previous record of 453 was set against Mississippi and The Citadel in 2009.
Bryan Cross fired a school record with his 578 smallbore score on Saturday against Nebraska. The old record was 574 and was set by Thomas Knight in 2008. Cross also set a new personal record in overall score (1148).
Martha Hall set a personal record for overall score (1123) against Nebraska, and teammate Amy Roderer set personal bests for both smallbore (556) and overall (1121), also against Nebraska.
“This is especially important given that this match was the first time she's fired back to back smallbore and air rifle matches since returning to the line up after a year long rehab effort for her back injury,” said head coach Keith Miller. “We are very pleased with her progress.”
William Teller fired his second highest smallbore score (571) against Army on Friday, while Madeline Pike set new personal records in air with a (579) and overall (1146), also against Army.
“Maddy has always been solid in smallbore, so it's really great to see her air scores rise and become more consistent,” said Miller. “We need this type of effort from her in order to reach our team goals.”
Freshman Dani Foster set a new personal best with her 585 in air rifle in the Nebraska match. This ties the third highest air rifle score in school history, behind Kat Siegert's 588 and teammate Teller's 587, both fired in early 2010. Foster also set a new personal best for combined score at 1145.
Results from the competition against Memphis will be posted on GoPack.com following the conclusion of the match.