Rifle Claims Two Titles in Weekend Trip to Alabama
Nov. 25, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - TCU rifle made its busiest weekend of the season a successful one, claiming titles in two of three meets in Alabama from November 22-24. The Horned Frogs earned wins at UAB on Friday and at Birmingham-Southern on Sunday, but posted their best scores of the trip in placing third among a strong field Saturday at Jacksonville State.
Besides the team victories, the Frogs took two individual crowns and tied two school records in the three meets. Freshman Celeste Green (Lufkin, Texas/Hewitt) led the way, placing first individually and tying the school record with a 392 at UAB. Senior Stacy Hughes (Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown), who shares the TCU air rifle record with Green, also earned an individual crown by taking the air rifle crown at BSC with a score of 389.
Despite the third-place showing at Jacksonville State, TCU notched a total score of 4,523 in the smallbore, tying the team record set at Texas A&M on October 12. Freshman Sherri Gallagher (Prescott, Ariz./Prescott Christian) placed in the top-10 of each event of the weekend, including runner-up showings in the air rifle at UAB and BSC. Senior Jessica Green (Lufkin, Texas/Homeschool) added third-place and 10th-place showings at UAB and BSC, respectively, to round out the Frogs' efforts.
Also impressive for the Frogs were junior Nina Martinez (Houston, Texas/Jersey Village) and sophomore Alisha Fields (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior), who made bids to jump to the Purple squad upon Hughes' December graduation. Fields placed fourth overall at UAB with a 356 in the air rifle and Martinez set a school record by tallying 952 smallbore points as a non-Purple team shooter Saturday at Jacksonville State.
TCU closes the fall portion of its schedule on Saturday, December 7 when it travels to Missouri-Kansas City.
At UAB - November 22
At JSU Gamecock Invitational - Nov. 23
At BSC Invitational - Nov. 24