TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology completed the 2013-14 rifle season with the best team score in several seasons by crossing the 4,500 plateau at the NCAA Division III Qualifier at Ohio State University on Saturday.
The effort included a new school record tally of 4,515, including a school record mark of 2,282 air rifle points. The smallbore score just missed the existing school record by four points.
Junior Suzanne Eisenberger (Clarence Center, N.Y./Northeastern University) led the Fightin' Engineers with a season-high score of 1,140, including a team-high 580 in air rifle. She also tied the school record in air rifle with the performance.
Senior Evan Duvall (Smyrna, Tenn./Smyrna) came home second overall with a tally of 1,139. Duvall led the squad with a 567 smallbore score.
Senior Adam Foss (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) was third among Engineers with a total of 1,122, and junior Allie Carlson (Goose Creek, S.C./Patch American) rounded out those contributing to the overall team score with a mark of 1,114.
"This was one of the best team performances in the history of the program. This is a great day for our team, and we should vault up in the national rankings," said head coach Jason LaBella.
ROSE-HULMAN 2233-2282=4515 (SMALLBORE-AIR RIFLE-TOTAL) Suzanne Eisenberger 560-580=1140; Evan Duvall 567-572=1139; Adam Foss 557-565=1122; Allie Carlson 549-565=1114; John Overton 549-555=1104; David Geresy 524-532=1055
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