- Location: West Point, N.Y. (Tronsrue Marksmanship Center)
- The Lead: On Sunday at West Point, the MIT rifle team finished third out of four teams as the Engineers competed against the Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and John Jay. Overall, MIT finished with 4,351 points, while Air Force took the overall victory with a total of 4,676 points. Air Force ended last season ranked No. 4 nationally.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT posted a score of 2,144 in smallbore and a season-high 2,207 in air rifle.
- Junior Landon Chu (Burke, Va.) led the way for the second straight week with a score of 1,114. He led the team in smallbore at 556 and followed that with a team-high 558 in air rifle. Senior Jesus Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.) was next for MIT at 1,096 points that included a 540 in smallbore and 556 in air rifle. First-year Noelle Kramer (Melbourne, Fla.) and senior Elijah Miller (Shavertown, Pa.) were tied at 1,078 points as they shot nearly identical scores in both sections. Miller's 529 edged Kramer by one in smallbore, while Kramer topped Miller in air rifle with a score of 550.
- First-year Jenny Zhang (Austin, Texas) was fifth for MIT with a total of 1,073 that featured a score of 520 in smallbore and a season-best 553 in air rifle. Senior Ivy Li (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was next up with 1,063 points behind scores of 530 in smallbore and 533 in air rifle. Senior Thomas Rick (New Orleans, La.) posted a 1,056 total with a 513 in smallbore and a 543 score in air rifle. The final MIT shooter was Steven Acevedo (Waco, Texas), totaling 979 points with scores of 482 in smallbore and 497 in air rifle. That marked his season-high in smallbore.
- MIT returns home on Saturday, November 9th as the Engineers host John Jay and Wentworth in the DuPont Rifle Range. That competition is set for a 9 a.m. start.