By Kyle Jillson | March 28 2013 16:32

Lions on the way to their tenth consecutive overall ACUI Clay Target championship

Clay target leaves a low house at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas - The International Skeet Championship churn on as hundreds of shooters compete not only for their school's team standing, but for individual glory as well. Beginning early this morning, competitors go through four rounds of skeet, attaining a maximum score of 100.

There aren't any perfect scores yet, but we got close when Lindenwood's Dustin Perry shot a 98 earlier this afternoon. Perry remains in the lead for the men's championship as everyone else shuffles into line before the top six shooters are selected for one more winner-take-all round of skeet.

Jacksonville University shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

On the women's side Gayla Gregory of Blinn College holds back a handful of shooters from powerhouses Lindenwood and Bethel with a 90.

But while Perry and Gregory's scores are important, anything can happen in a final and having lead does not mean you will come out on top in the end.

In the team competition schools are split into divisions based on the number of shooters present. They may field as many three-person teams as they like but only one team per school may receive an award, creating additional competition among a school's teams to be the ones taking to the podium.

University of Wyoming shooter at the ACUI Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, Texas

In Division 1, Lindenwood #1 sits in first with a commanding 280, ten points ahead of Lindenwood #2. The team from Fort Hays State University currently sits atop the Division 2 teams with a 249, nine points up on University of Wyoming Gold and, in Division 3, Purdue University's 244 has a three point lead of University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

There's still plenty of shooting left, though. And individual standings could look very different after this evening's men's and ladies finals. There's still more to come in the International Skeet Championships.

Men's International Skeet Championships
Place Competitor School Score
1 Dustin Perry Lindenwood University 98
2 Kevin Gruetzner Lindenwood University 92
3 Nick Boerboon Lindenwood University 91
3 Mathew Fuqua Lindenwood University 91
5 Jakob Keldsen  Purdue University 90
6 James Pieper Texas A&M Corpus Christi 88
6 Damien Giles Fort Hays State University 88
6 Zach Bryant Lindenwood University 88
9 Colton Raley Lindenwood University 86
9 Joe Kain Hillsdale College 86
Ladies International Skeet Championships
Place Competitor School Score
1 Gayla Gregory Blinn College 90
2 Morgan Craft Lindenwood University 89
3 Sarah Hughes Lindenwood University 87
4 Ashleigh Hafley Bethel University 79
5 Logan Brinkley Schreiner University 76
6 Jenni Clark Terinity University 72
7 Tianna Sellin Bethel University 69
8 Michelle Jack Lindenwood University 68
9 Sydney Duncan Bethel University 66
10 Jessica Farthing Southeastern Illinois College 66
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