Freshman Morgahn Warner (1152) and sophomore Samantha Miller (1141) each set career highs in aggregate during a solid day on the range for the UTEP rifle team (4583) in a home match with Nevada (4647) on Saturday.
The Miners shot 2268 in smallbore and 2315 in air rifle to wrap up the day with an aggregate eight points better than their seasonal average coming into the contest.
“A coach can’t ask for anything more than give it your best,” UTEP head coach Austin Litherland said. “The team came in and showed what they are capable of. They are leaving today more motivated to keep breaking their personal best.”
Warner had herself a day to remember. She turned in a career-best aggregate of 1152, aided by personal highs in both smallbore (572) and air rifle (580).
Sophomore Jessica Boyce fired an aggregate of 1147, tallying a personal-best tying 573 in smallbore and 574 in air rifle.
Junior Mara Rouse produced an aggregate of 1144, registering 560 in smallbore and a season-high tying 584 in air rifle.
Miller carded a career-high aggregate (1141), posting her second-best score (563) of the season in smallbore and a campaign-best 578 in air rifle.
Senior Maranda Nelson compiled an aggregate of 1129, notching 559 in smallbore and 570 in air rifle.
Freshman Josephine John finished with an aggregate of 1110, shooting 531 in smallbore and a career-high 579 in air rifle.
UTEP will look to build on the performance when it ventures to Nevada. The Miners will shoot twice in as many days, competing on both Oct.ober 27 and 28.