ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. February 2, 2011 – The New Mexico Tech shooting team defeated the
|New Mexico Tech shooting team members who earned medals are (from left) Elizabeth Barteau, Camille Bryant and Alex Egerton.|
|The shooting club members are (standing, from left) Barteau, Johnathan McGechie and David Best. In front are Egerton and Bryant. Photos courtesy of Dr. Virginia McLemore
Tech’s five team members – Alex Egerton, Elizabeth Barteau, Camile Bryant, David Best, and Jonathan McGechie -- scored 1,689 points in the smallbore rifle competition, easily outdistancing UNM’s 1,118 total.
In the air rifle competition, Tech was the only team with a full team of four, scoring 1,849 to claim the title.
Three schools fielded 10 competitors, but only two schools had enough competitors for the four-man team in the smallbore rifle event.
This is the first year
The air rifle event is at a distance of 10 meters and the smallbore rifle event is at 50 feet. Both events are held at indoor shooting ranges. The scores from each team member for each individual event are added together to make the team score.
Kaitlyn Martin of
The top 30 individuals and top 10 club teams will be invited to the NRA National Intercollegiate Championships at The Citadel in
The club meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every Monday at the gym. All Tech students are welcome to join the club. The team practices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most Fridays, also at the gym.
The team is preparing for several rifle competitions and the New Mexico Air Rifle Championship. The New Mexico Shooting Sports Club has numerous additional events.
|Air Rifle Results
1. Kaitlyn Martin, NMSU 561
2. Alex Egerton, Tech 501
3. Elizabeth Barteau, Tech 496
4. Camille Bryant, Tech 431
5. David Best, Tech 421
6. Jonathan McGechie, Tech 324
|Smallbore Rifle Results
1. Martin 555
2. Barteau 504
3. Egerton 495
4. Best 368
5. Christopher Ayala, UNM 334
6. Bryant 322
For more information, contact club president T.J. Chavez at email@example.com, instructor Jim McLemore at firstname.lastname@example.org or coach/faculty sponsor Dr. Virginia McLemore at email@example.com.
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By Dr. Virginia McLemore/New Mexico Tech