Today was the true start of the competition down here in Georgia. This morning the woman’s air rifle competition got underway at 8 a.m. Thankfully, I was on the second relay that began shooting at 10 a.m.
The top score of the day was a 396 out of 400 and that score did not belong to me. I did shoot well though. I began with a great sighter period of one 8 and the other 9 shots were all 10s. Then, I struggled a little with my first few shots, but picked up my rhythm as I progressed. Near the end though I began to get a little fatigued and it showed in my scores. All in all it was a good match that began with a 93 then a 95 then a 99 and finished with a 96. This gave me a total of a 383 out of 400. I also had 17 x’s. So at the end of the day I am sitting in 37th position. This was a far better start than what I had at last year’s nationals by almost 20 points.
I missed making the first relay tomorrow by one point, but that is okay. I will be shooting tomorrow on the second relay that begins at 10 a.m. Then the awards will be held at 2 p.m. From there I will be leaving Georgia, but I will post some more information tomorrow sometime.
~Angelina (Rifle Team member)