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Rifle Shoots School-Record Total in OVC Championship Event

Feb 6, 2017

Credit Morehead State Athletics

The Morehead State rifle team concluded the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Championships Sunday with a school aggregate record 4,632 and placed six athletes on the all-conference teams. MSU hosted the two-day event at Button Rifle Range.

The Eagles' total broke the previous combined mark of 4,618 set earlier this season against North Georgia. Sophomore Siarra Crum and freshman Karly Potts were named Second-Team All-OVC for air rifle, while juniors Joe Fischer and Seth Baker, sophomore Brandon Bryer and freshman Alexa Potts were on the second team for smallbore. Both Potts' sister and freshman Jesse Moyer were named to the All-Newcomer Teams.

Morehead State finished third as a unit (shooting a 2,292 Saturday in smallbore), while Murray State claimed its second straight overall title. Alexa Potts established a career personal best for aggregate total with an 1,158 (585 air, 573 sb).

Crum topped the squad in Sunday's air event, shooting a career-best 587. Karly Potts also shined in air rifle, fashioning a 586, while Moyer helped the cause with a 582.

Fischer (2) and Baker (1) each scored perfect 100 targets in smallbore, while Alexa Potts shot two perfect 100's in air.

Morehead State continues its 2016-17 campaign with a head-to-head match at Jacksonville State Saturday.

2017 OVC Awards

Air Rifle All-Newcomer Team
Kaitlin Korinek, UTM
Karly Potts, MOR
Alexa Potts, MOR
Jesse Moyer, MOR
Carleigh Peters, JSU

Smallbore All-Newcomer Team
Kaitlin Korinek, UTM
Jennifer Plocinik, UTM
Zach Schmidt, JSU
Alexa Potts, MOR

Air Rifle Second-Team All-OVC
Brandon Muske, JSU
Siarra Crum, MOR
Bobby Broadstreet, MUR
Carter Santrock, JSU
Kaitlin Korinek, UTM
Karly Potts, MOR
* six appear due to a tie

Smallbore Second-Team All-OVC
Brandon Muske, JSU
Mackenzie Martin, MUR
Brandon Bryer, MOR
Alexa Potts, MOR
Seth Baker, MOR
Joe Fischer, MOR
* six appear due to a tie

Air Rifle First Team All-OVC
Ivan Roe, MUR
Alathea Sellars, MUR
Mackenzie Martin, MUR
Mekenna Richardson, JSU
Barbara Schlapfer, MUR

Smallbore First-Team All-OVC
Ivan Roe, MUR
Joe Martin, UTM
Mekennza Richardson, JSU
Ben Estes, MUR
Bobby Broadstreet, MUR

2017 OVC Co-Freshmen of the Year (tie in voting)
Meike Drewell, MUR
Kaitlin Korinek, UTM

2017 Air Rifle Athlete of the Year
Alathea Sellars, MUR

2017 Smallbore Athlete of the Year
Ivan Roe, MUR

2017 Coach of the Year
Alan Lollar, Murray State

Story provided by: Morehead State Athletics