MIT Rifle Downs Massachusetts Maritime
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – Traveling on the road for the second time this season, the MIT rifle team made it two-for-two away from home with a win over Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Engineers won both the smallbore and air rifle competitions to come away with a 4,356-3,844 victory. The victories ran MIT's record to 10-2 this season.
Led by senior Nigel Kojimoto's (Honolulu, Hawaii) 551, MIT swept the top four places in the smallbore portion of the match to easily take that discipline. Junior Elizabeth Phillips (Anchorage, Alaska) fired a 539 to finish second, with senior Jennifer de Bruijn's (Harare, Zimbabwe) 535 and junior Timothy Jenks' (The Woodlands, Texas) 515 completing the Engineer sweep. For Jenks it was the second straight outing in which he has shot a 515, his best score of the season.
It was the same story line in the air rifle completion, where the Engineers also posted the top four scores. Kojimoto turned in a 566 to lead all competitors, with Phillips close behind with a 560. Third was de Bruijn with her score of 550, with senior Michael Bautista (Melbourne, Fla.) rounding out the scoring total for MIT with his total of 540
MIT will not be back in action until Dec. 3 when the Engineers will return home to host Massachusetts Maritime and Wentworth Institute of Technology.