Rifle team wins Patriot Championship

The TCU Womens Rifle team poses with the PRC Championship trophy.

The TCU Women’s Rifle team poses with the PRC Championship trophy.

The TCU Rifle team won its first-ever Patriot Rifle Conference overall championship Sunday by a slim margin.

The Frogs beat Alaska by three shots, 4,690-4,687.

TCU also won its second consecutive air-rifle championship in a tiebreaker. TCU and Ohio State both finished with a team score of 2,364, but the Frogs had ten more center shots.

Three TCU shooters shot above 590 in the qualifier. Hannah Black shot a 594, finding the center 48 times. Mindy Miles shot a 593 with 47 center shots. Sally Li ended up in 11th with a 590, and Nicole Hankey shot a 587.

Miles and Black both moved into the final. Miles finished with a score of 205.5, beating Alaska’s Luke Johnson by 1.1 points, enough to win the individual championship. ¬†Black shot a 100.6 to finish seventh.

TCU capped off a great weekend by winning both days to capture the conference title.

With the conference championship, TCU improves to 11-0 on the season.

The Frogs travel to the University of Texas at El Paso next weekend in their final match before the postseason begins on Feb. 20.