COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the second straight day the UTEP rifle team recorded an aggregate (4622) that hadn’t been achieved in five years in at the school in a triangular meet with Air Force (4696) and Nevada (4646) Sunday.
The Miners used the eighth-best score in program history in air rifle (2341) while establishing a season high in smallbore (2281).
Senior Rachael Schoenrock set the tone for the squad by tallying an aggregate of 1162. She posted a team-high 576 in smallbore while firing a solid 586 in air rifle.
Freshman Abby Monique recorded 575 in smallbore, just one shy of her career high. She then shot a personal-best 586 in air rifle to wrap up the day with a career-high tying aggregate (1161). Fellow classmate Bailey Powell also matched her career-high aggregate (1152). She shot a 568 (one shy of career best) in smallbore while firing a quality 584 in air rifle.
Freshman Mara Rouse recorded her second-best smallbore score (558) before finding another gear in air rifle to fire a personal-best 583 for an aggregate of 1141.
Sophomore Haylee Schoenrock set a career best in smallbore (572) while firing 566 in smallbore for an aggregate of 1138. Sophomore transfer Maranda Nelson recorded the second-highest smallbore score (562) of her career. She then shot 562 in air rifle to wrap up day with an aggregate of 1124
Senior Jessica Kinder contributed through her efforts in the air rifle (585).
The Miners will enjoy a bye week before returning to the range to play host to Alaska Fairbanks on Nov. 4.