TCU rifle team breaks two records at Akron
FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 20, 2006) - The TCU women's rifle team opened up 2006 on a positive note as it set two records en route to a second-place finish in the four-team competition in Akron, Ohio this past weekend. The Frogs set new standards in both 60-shot air rifle and smallbore.
Freshman Tanya Gorin continued her hot shooting, finishing second overall in air rifle with a score of 578. Junior Celeste Green finished tied for fifth with a 575, while Nikki LeCompte and Emily Conway added scores of 572 and 567, respectively, to help the squad set a new school record in 60-shot air rifle with a score of 2,292. The previous mark of 2,275 was established against Nevada-Reno last October.
Gorin paced the TCU 60-shot smallbore unit as well, with a score of 577 and a fourth-place finish while Green earned another top-10 finish with a 569. LeCompte shot a 550 and freshman Kristine Tisinger rounded out the team with a 547. The four shooters combined score of 2,234 broke the record of 2,229 that had been set earlier this season at the Horned Frog Invitational.
"It is exciting to see the team continue to raise the bar and perform so well," head coach Karen Monez said. "The air rifle scores show the strength we have in that event and I think that it is only a matter of time before the smallbore team scores will reflect the same improvement and consistency."
The Frogs will return to action next weekend when they travel west to take on UTEP.
TCU vs. West Virginia vs. Akron (Gold) vs. Akron (Blue) - Jan. 21, 2006
Individual Smallbore Results
Air Rifle Results