- Location: West Point, N.Y. (Tronsrue Markmanship Center)
- The Lead: In an NCAA qualifying match on Sunday at the Tronsrue Markmanship Center, the MIT rifle team dropped a 4,656-4,349 final to No. 14 ranked Army. The team score of 4,349 is a season-high for the Engineers, who were facing the Black Knights for the second time this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Senior William Caruso (Toms River, N.J.) was 10th overall for the day with a total of 1,105 to improve five points from yesterday's event at Coast Guard. He posted a 546 in smallbore, followed by a 559 in air rifle which led MIT and was 12th overall.
- Sophomore Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) was the No. 2 for MIT in smallbore at 548, followed by Caruso and then senior David Bustillos (San Rafael, Calif.) at 529. The fourth shooter for the Engineers in smallbore was freshman Landon Chu (Burke, Va.) with a 522, along with 516 by sophomore Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.).
- Sophomore Ivy Li (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) improved by 18 points total from a day ago and in the smallbore, she posted a score of 500. Sophomore Elijah Miller (Shavertown, Pa.) rounded out the smallbore section for MIT as he finished at 490.
- In air rifle, Caruso was the top shooter as he was followed by Rick at 551 (1,067 total) and Bustillos at 548 (for a score of 1,077 overall). Herrera finished at 546 and 1,094 overall to post the No. 2 score for MIT, along with 539 from Li, 531 from Chu and 524 by Miller.
- Clayton Hanson was the top performer for the No. 14 Black Knights at 1,172 points, including 580 in smallbore. Payne Nunn was second overall at 1,167 as he led the way with 593 points in air rifle.
- MIT is in action next at home as the Engineers host the MAC Championship on Saturday, March 3rd beginning at 9 a.m. in the duPont Rifle Range.