Skyhaw Rifle concludes season at NCAA Qualifier


MURRAY, Ky. – Seniors Logan Hunt (583) and Alyson Sylvester (579) both notched career-highs in their final match as Skyhawks as the University of Tennessee at Martin wrapped up their 2016-2017 campaign at the NCAA Qualifying round in Murray, Ky. this past weekend.

The Skyhawks fired their third best overall score of the year (4602) in hopes of qualifying for the 2017 NCAA tournament, but unfortunately their quest fell just short. Freshman Kaitlin Korinek led the way in the air rifle discipline firing a 588 to pace UT Martin. Hunt’s career best, along with Joe Martin’s 581 and Brigitte Curcio’s 577 rounded out the scoring for the Skyhawks. Alex Tamboli also finished the air rifle portion of the competition with a new career high (572).

Martin, who has been the team’s leading smallbore shooter on the year, finished with 576 in the discipline. Jennifer Plocinik’s 573 along with Korinek’s 569 and Tamboli’s career-best 568 rounded out the scoring in the smallbore.

Other shooters including junior Lindsey Flint and sophomore Andre Delcalzo also notched career-highs in the competition. Flint shot a 567 in the air rifle to surpass her previous mark and Delcalzo fired a 556 smallbore for his best score in a Skyhawk uniform.

UT Martin finishes the season ranked 19th in the NCAA Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association poll.


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