TCU wins national championship, UTEP fifth

TCU champsThe Texas Christian University Horned Frogs found themselves down 

after the first day of the NCAA National Shooting Championships in Colombus, Ohio.

But after a strong performance on day two, the TCU women’s rifle team used a dominating effort in air rifle to erase a five-point deficit to claim its second national championship in the last three seasons.

TCU shooter Sarah Scherer finishes third individually in the air rifle finals.

In addition to the team national championship, the Frogs took home the air rifle title after firing a 2,353, topping West Virginia’s team score of 2,350.

Kentucky finished day one in first place, but couldn’t hold off the Frogs’ charge as they fired a 2,353 in air rifle to post a dominating 4,676-4,661 victory against the Wildcats.

The Horned Frogs got the day started off in good fashion as the trio of Catherine Green, Mattie Brogdon and Caitlin Morrissey turned in solid performances at the range. Brogdon led the group, shooting a 588 followed by Green’s 584. Morrissey shot a 583.

In the final relay, the Frogs put a stamp on their victory. Sarah Scherer tied for the best mark of the day as she shot a 593 to earn her spot in the finals. Sarah Beard also capped a solid tournament with a final tally of 588.

Scherer finished third individually after shooting a 100.3 in the finals for a total score of 693.3.

Rounding out the field of eight in third was Alaska, followed by Army, UTEP, West Virginia, Jacksonville State and Nevada.