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Rifle performs strongly, but loses to Clarkson

By Ann Perry

The MIT varsity rifle team lost to a strong Clarkson team at a match at Clarkson last Saturday. The final scores for the smallbore competition were 2229 for Clarkson and 2181 for MIT. Despite the loss, the Engineers considered this match to be a success because the score was about 100 points over their average, and a new season high.

The course of fire was a half course, which is composed of 20 shots in the prone, standing, and kneeling positions. Chandra Bendix '90 led the team with a score of 575, which tied the high score of the day. Sei Young Sohn '91 shot a personal best with a score of 546. Also shooting a personal best was team captain Ann Perry '91 who scored a 537. Rounding out the team was John Piatkowski '93, who shot a score of 523. Also shooting were Gail Benson '90 and Kai Chiang '92.

The teams also competed in air rifle. Chandra Bendix again led the team with a score of 371. Ann Perry followed with a 359, another personal best. Sei Young Sohn also shot well with a score of 358, and John Piatkowski shot a 341. Gail Benson and Miguel Perales '93 shot a 334 and a 333 respectively.

This was the last match in which the rifle team will be competing until Independent Activities Period. The shooters will now be practicing for the sectionals, which will take place in January, and the championships in March.

(Ann Perry '91 is captain of the rifle team.)