U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Airgun Day 2 Report

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 4, 2011)

Sergeant First Class Daryl Szarenski (Seale, Ala.) continued to gain a leg up on the competition in Men’s 10m Air Pistol today with another world-class score—584 points to be exact.  Szarenski, a member of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program, led the field by over 18 points after two days of competition at the first part of the U.S. Olympic Trials for Airgun.  From the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s South Facility, Szarenski’s two day aggregate score was 1275.8 points.  Jason Turner (Rochester, N.Y.) finished with 577 and 580 points for a two day total of 1257.5 points (including his best final of 100.5 points).  Will Brown (Twins Falls, Ida.) is tailing Turner by just six-tenths of a point.  Brown marked 1256.9 points after the two day event. 

In Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Corporal Matt Rawlings (Wharton, Texas) of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) leads the race for an Olympic berth.  Rawlings fired 595 match points today, which brings his aggregate total to 1297.2 points.  Matt Emmons (Browns Mills, N.J.) is less than two points behind with 596 match points today for an aggregate total of 1295.6 points.  After 596 match points today, Jonathan Hall (Carrollton, Ga.) is keeping chase with 1293.3 aggregate points. 

Sarah Scherer (Woburn, Mass.) and Emily Caruso (Fairfield, Conn.) are deadlocked at 898 aggregate points in Women’s 10m Air Rifle.  Scherer fired 399 match points today and Caruso fired 395 points, while both scored a best final of 104 points.  Jamie Gray (Lebanon, Pa.) is in third place with 896.2 aggregate points.  Gray fired 397 points to stay in the race at only 1.8 points behind. 

In Women’s 10m Air Pistol, Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Ala.) is ahead of the competition with 859.5 aggregate points.  She marked 378 match points today to propel her nearly twenty points ahead of the competition.  Darian Shenk (Annville, Pa.) is in the second position with 839.6 aggregate points.  Kylie Gagnon (Bozeman, Mont.)  jumped up a few places with 375 match points today for an aggregate of 836.2 points.

USA Shooting would like to thank the CMP South in Anniston, Ala., for the use of their facilities and our tireless volunteers for another successful event.   The athletes will continue their quest for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team at the second part of the U.S Olympic Trials in Camp Perry, Ohio, Feb. 23-26.  Until then, follow your favorite athletes as they chase their Olympic dreams with updates on USA Shooting’s Facebook page and website.  For final results, please visit the CMP website.

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