June 29, 2016
The championships, which opened June 23, closed today at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Thrasher, a native of Springfield, Virginia, won the women’s 10m air rifle on June 24 with an 838.6 score. She shot 831.6 (414.7, 416.9) in the open relay and earned seven additional points in the final with a second place, 206.1 showing. Thrasher also collected the junior crown, finishing first in the final with a 207.1 mark, giving her an 839.6 total.
Thrasher concluded the championships with a first-place showing in the women’s 50m 3 positions junior competition on June 28 with a 1177 total. She shot 1169 (586, 583) in the open relay and earned eight additional points in the final with a 456.9 showing. Despite a winning final score of 456.4 in the open category, also good for eight additional points, Thrasher finished second overall with a 1177 total.
Gratz opened the championships with a 39th-place finish in the women’s air rifle competition, shooting 811.5 (416.7, 394.8). The mark was good enough for 24th place in the junior category. She also placed fifth overall, third in the junior division, in the women’s 10m rifle prone competition on June 26, shooting 1235.0 (617.0, 618.0).
Incoming freshman Morgan Phillips won the women’s prone competition, finishing first overall and in the junior competition with a total of 1242.2 (617.1, 625.1). Phillips also finished 22nd overall in the women’s 3 positions and air rifle, shooting 1143 (572, 571) and 820.0 (406.9, 413.1), respectively. Those finishes were good for 12th and 13th place, respectively, in the junior competitions.
Lucas also finished 29th in the men’s 10m air rifle on June 28 with a mark of 1222.6 (616.8, 605.8), and 44th in the men’s 50m rifle prone on June 26 with a score of 1218.5 (609.7, 608.8).
Anti then finished in eighth place in the men’s junior air rifle competition with a 1228.7 mark. He shot 1227.7 (612.7, 615.0) in the open relay and finished eighth in the final with a 79.8 mark, earning one additional point. His relay score was good enough for an overall finish of 22nd place. Anti also finished 29th overall, ninth in the junior category, in the rifle prone competition with a 1223.3 (613.7, 609.6) mark.
Incoming freshman Jack Anderson’s best finish came in the men’s junior 3 positions competition, as he finished 19th with a 2252 (1133, 1119) score, good enough for 39th place overall. He also finished 20th in the junior competition, 41st overall, in air rifle with a 1211.1 (608.0, 603.1) mark, and finished 26th in the junior field, 56th overall, in prone with a 1210 (602.7, 607.3) score. Anderson was awarded the High A title in prone.