Rifle Places 4th, Claims Two Awards at WIRC Match

746-foss-nishidaCOLUMBUS, OHIO  -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished fourth of nine teams with a strong performance at the season ending Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference championships on Saturday at Ohio State.

Rose-Hulman compiled a team score of 3,715 points in a match that featured a full smallbore match and 2/3 of a standard air rifle competition.

Junior Evan Duvall (Smyrna, Tenn.) led the squad with 946 points, including 569 in smallbore.  Junior Adam Foss (Fort Wayne/Concordia Lutheran) finished second on the team with 936.  Freshman Jen Nishida (Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy) added a score of 921 to place third among the Fightin' Engineers.

Following the match, Foss and Nishida (pictured) were honored for handicap score improvement over the season with conference wide awards.

NCAA QUALIFIER RESULTS (FEB. 16 AT OHIO STATE)

ROSE-HULMAN SCORES (SMALLBORE / AIR RIFLE / TOTAL): Evan Duvall 569-377=946; Adam Foss 553-383=936; Jen Nishida 547-374=921; Allie Carlson 543-369=912; David Geresy 539-362=901; Seth Clark 523-358=881; Emily Yedinak 0-356=356; Keri Li 0-350=350