Sunderman Snags Two Top-Eight Finishes


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
April 20, 2013 12:59 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University freshman Patrick Sunderman earned two top-eight finishes on the final day of the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships (NJOSC), yesterday, at the United States Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Farmington, Minn., native finished third in the 50m men’s prone and eighth in the 50m men’s 3 positions with respective scores of 1287.6 and 2389.3. Sunderman shot a two-day total of 1183 (593, 590) in prone and 104.6 in the final, the competition’s second-best score. He also shot a two-day score of 2293 (1147, 1146) in 3 positions and 96.3 in the final.

Mountaineer teammate Garrett Spurgeon, also a freshman, finished fourth in 3 positions with a 2398.1 final score. The Canton, Mo., native shot a two-day total of 2300 (1146, 1154) and 98.1 in the final. His second-day score of 1154 was the third-best total that day. Spurgeon also finished ninth in prone with an 1179 (587, 592) score.

Alaska-Fairbanks’ Ryan Anderson won both events, shooting 2424.1 in 3 positions and 1296.0 in prone.

Prior to yesterday’s finale, Spurgeon had finished eighth and Sunderman placed 18th in the men’s 10m air rifle on April 16.



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