Rifle Opens Season With Pair of Convincing Victories

Sept. 20, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT rifle team got off to a quick start in the 2008-09 season, sweeping both guns against the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Engineers registered match-high scores of 2138 in smallbore and 2192 in air rifle.

Junior Emily Houston was the high shooter in both events, scoring a 568 in smallbore and 566 in air rifle. Teammate Joseph Lane placed second in both guns, finishing just three points behind Houston in air rifle and totaling 556 in smallbore. Nigel Kojimoto completed the MIT sweep of the top three places in the air event recording a score of 553.

The Univeristy of the Sciences co-ed team finished second in both guns, with scores of 2001 in smallbore and 2100 in air. The USP women's team scored 1795 in smallbore and 1966 in air. Massachusetts Maritime rounded out the competitors with scores of 1790 in smallbore and 1916 in air rifle.

The Engineers compete next beginning Friday, October 11 when they travel to Annapolis, Md., to take on the Naval Academy in a three-day event.