March 13, 2009


Courtesy of TCU Athletics

FORT WORTH, Texas - The first day of the 2009 NCAA Rifle Championships came to an end with Jacksonville State on top with a final smallbore score of 2312. Today's top performance goes to Brian Carstensen of Jacksonville State who fired a 587.
After four flights of action, Carstensen sat atop the leader board. Kentucky's Ashley Jackson found herself in second with a score of 584. Michael Dickson of Jacksonville State and Mattie Brogdon from host school TCU both tallied 581 points. Rounding out the top-five for the four flights was Nevada's Andrew Hickey with a score of 580.

In the smallbore finals, the top eight shooters took aim with Carstensen coming out on top with a score of 95.2, making his aggregate score for the day 682.2. Jackson finished second in the final round, firing a 98.1. She ended the day with an aggregate score of 682.1. Brogdon, freshman from finished the day in third scoring 679.1 on the aggregate.