By Kyle Jillson | March 10 2012 11:22

Olympics-bound shooter takes smallbore individual championship

TCU's Scherer is 2012 smallbore champion

Columbus, Ohio - Yesterday afternoon saw the top eight shooters from the smallbore relays step to the firing line for the 2012 individual smallbore finals.

Sarah Scherer and Michael Matthews found themselves tied at 589 going into the finals. The two were joined by Emily Holsopple, Petra Zublasing, Ryan Anderson, Kelly Buck, Henri Junghanel and Andrea Vautrin, all of whom were skilled marksmen and had a chances of winning. After the ten timed shots were taken though, only one stood at the top – Texas Christian University's Sarah Scherer.

Scherer, who recently qualified for the US Olympic team, took the individual smallbore title with a 99.6 in the finals and a total aggregate of 688.6. This was her second win in smallbore; the first coming in TCU's national championship run in 2010.

Army's Michael Matthews was shy just one point, finishing with a 687.6.

Smallbore scores along with photos of the finals can be found below.

2012 NCAA Rifle Championships - Smallbore Final
1 Sarah Scherer 688.6
2 Michael Matthews 687.6
3 Emily Holsopple 687.0
Ryan Anderson 686.9
5 Kelly Buck 686.7
6 Petra Zublasing 686.7
7 Henri Junghanel 686.1
8 Andrea Vautrin 680.2

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