Wolfpack Rifle Finishes Second in GARC Meet
Jan. 12, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The NC State rifle team combined for a team score of 4584 and took second place in a Great American Rifle Conference meet on Saturday. Army won the meet with a 4664 total, while the Citadel placed third with 4460.
The Wolfpack mustered a 2272 aggregate in the smallbore competition, led by sophomore Dani Foster who fired a team-high 573. Freshmen Daniel Cliff and Alex Martin followed up with scores of 567 and 566, respectively, while junior Madeline Pike also recorded a 566 total. Graduate student Bryan Cross rounded out the Pack’s top-five performers with a 557 in the event.
NC State (15-6, 9-0 SEARC, 0-5 GARC) would wrap up the meet with a 2312 combined total in the air rifle portion of the contest, behind a team-best 583 score by Pike. Her performance ranked fifth among all participants in the event, while Cliff (577), Foster (577) and Cross (575) ranked eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.
Redshirt junior Amy Roderer notched the fifth-highest air rifle score for the Pack in her 2013 debut, racking up a 568 total. The Richmond, Vt., native recorded a 543 mark in the smallbore competition earlier in the day.
Overall, Foster finished the day with the highest combined total of all NC State shooters with an 1150, followed by Pike with 1149. Cliff closed out the day with an 1144 aggregate, while Martin (1133) and Cross (1132) rounded out the team’s five official scorers.
The squad will return to competition next Saturday, Jan. 19, when they travel to Dahlonega, Ga., for SEARC 5.