Rifle Team Places 4th of 11 Teams at WIRC Invitational

Collett1EAST LANSING, MICH.  -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology rifle team capped the 2010-11 season with a fourth-place performance of 11 teams at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Championships meet at Michigan State on Saturday.

Freshman Evan Duvall (Smyrna, Tenn.) led the Engineers with a score of 922 points in a match featuring a full smallbore performance and 2/3 of the standard air rifle competition.  Duvall led the team with a 550 in smallbore.

Freshman Adam Foss (Fort Wayne/ Concordia Lutheran) led the air rifle effort with a score of 381.

Junior Malhon Godwin (Blue Gress, Iowa/Davenport West) contributed 912 points to the efforts, followed by sophomore Will Adler (Stroudsburg, Pa.) with 897 points and sophomore Katy Dimon (Fairfax, Va./Flint Hill) with 889.

ded a score of 1,099.  ched in with 1,070 points, and freshman Sarah Irish (Dearborn, Mich./Edsel Ford) contributed 1,041 points.

Following the meet, frreshman Rachel Collett (Fishers/Hamilton Southeastern) and freshman Ethan O'Connor (Hamilton, Ohio/Edgewood) earned score improvement awards from the WIRC.  O'Connor was crowned as third-place in the conference in smallbore handicap, marking improvement in score throughout the season.  Collett earned a fifth-place award in the same category.

February 26, 2011 -- WIRC Championships at Michigan State
(3/4 of normal air rifle event was conducted)

Name     Small   Air Total
Evan Duvall 550 372 922
Malhon Godwin   532 380 912
Will Adler     528 369 897
Katy Dimon  528 361 889
Ethan O'Connor 519 362 881
Sarah Irish        508 358 866
Rachel Collett  508 350 858
Adam Foss       470 381 851
TEAM       2237    1499    3736