Nevada Rifle Takes First in AIM

Honolulu, Hawaii-The University of Nevada rifle team had a very successful weekend taking first place against the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Southern Florida. The Pack traveled to the tropical island of Honolulu Hawaii to face the two teams on Sunday, Feb. 28 for the Aloha Invitational Matches (AIM) at the Saint Louis School.

Nevada shot a high score of 2251 in the match. Closely behind them was the Air Force who took second place with a 2247 and 2230. Placing third was USF with a score of 1976.

Freshman Clif Little placed first with a score of 574 in individual air rifle match. Placing second and third were two individuals from USAFA with a score of 566 and 565.

Coach Fred Harvey was pleased with Little's results in the invitational.

"Clif shot particularly well in this meet," said Harvey.

Sophomore Dempster Christenson shot a 563 to place fifth and junior Jessica Klatt shot a 561 to finish sixth in the individual air rifle match. Senior Leah Laboada placed eleventh with a score of 553 and Senior Heather Horn shot a 546 taking thirteenth overall.

The Pack was very excited to have the opportunity to shot at in this invitational.  In the 2009 AIM, Nevada scored 2245 to place second to Texas Christian University.

Nevada is waiting to hear to see if they qualified for the NCAA Championships which will take place March 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Nevada                 2251
USAFA                   2247
USAFA                   2230
USF                        1976

Leah Taboada 553
Jessica Klatt 561
Clif Little 574
Dempster Christenson 563
Total: 2251

Kurt Hakola 558
Matt Kluckman 559
Chris Richardson 565
Mike Seery 565
Total: 2247

Patrick Everson 558
Nick Krieger 552
Kyle Phillips 566
Ben York 554
Total: 2230

Michelle Cohen 467
Marisah Garcia 515
Czarina Marasigan 502
Thomas Marinas 492
Total: 1976



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