RIFLE CONCLUDES FALL SEASON WITH WIN AT ALASKA
Wildcats Edge Alaska-Fairbanks 4691-4646; Emily Holsopple Fires 592 in Air Rifle
Alaska -- Led by strong performances in air rifle from Emily Holsopple
and Katie Fretts, the Kentucky rifle team posted a 4691-4646 win over
Alaska-Fairbanks, with UK concluding the fall season with an unbeaten
record, on Sunday at the E.F. Horton Rifle Range.
(7-0, 3-0 Great American Rifle Conference) finished its fall portion of
the schedule with an undefeated slate, posting wins over Ole Miss,
Nebraska, Ohio State, Murray State, Memphis, Air Force and UAF. The
Wildcats set a new NCAA record in the win over Memphis earlier in the
year with a 4711 team score, breaking its own record of 4700 set in a
winning effort at the 2010-11 NCAA Championships.
As part of its trip to Alaska, UK posted a 4684-4608 win over Air Force on Saturday at the Horton Rifle Range.
Wildcats got a 592 in air rifle from Holsopple, with Fretts tallying a
588. Stacy Wheatley finished with a 585 and Heather Greathouse fired a
582 in air rifle.
In smallbore, Henri Junghänel charted a
585, with Ethan Settlemires firing a 582 and Wheatley a 572. Freshman
Elijah Ellis added a 575 in smallbore, with Holsopple shooting a 584.
will return to action after the fall semester concludes and following
the holiday break. UK will travel to West Point, N.Y., to open the
spring season, facing Army on Jan. 14, 2012. UK will face conference
foes Army, West Virginia and N.C. State to finish the regular-season,
in addition to a non-conference test against TCU. The Wildcats will
host the NCAA Qualifier (Feb. 18, 2012), before traveling to Oxford,
Miss., for the GARC Championships (Feb. 25-26, 2012).