Published Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm / Updated at 10:29 pm
Rifle
Martin finishes fifth in smallbore on first day of NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Nebraska rifle team is seventh overall after the first day of the NCAA championships Friday.

The Huskers fired a 2,297 on the smallbore range. Defending national champions TCU led all teams with a 2,317.

Nebraska was paced by a career-high 583 from Denise Martin, enabling the freshman to break into NCAA smallbore finals. Martin earned a fifth-place finish in finals, posting a 680.9 overall. Martin’s smallbore finish is the highest for a Husker since Kristina Fehlings earned fifth overall at the 2006 championships.

The Huskers will wrap up the NCAA championships Saturday with team air rifle competition and individual air rifle finals beginning at 7 a.m.

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