MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University All-Americans Ginny Thrasher
and Morgan Phillips
earned top finishes at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The duo finished second and third, respectively, in the women’s 50m 3 positions competition held April 14-16. A sophomore, Thrasher finished in second place with an 1171 total, shooting 579 the first day and 584 the second day. She shot a winning 458.3 in the final, earning eight additional points.
Phillips, a freshman, placed third with an 1166 total, shooting 578 on day one and 581 on day two. She earned seven extra points with a second place, 458.1 final showing.
Thrasher also earned the runner-up title in the women’s 10m air rifle, held April 17-18, finishing with a two-day total of 836.3. The Springfield, Virginia, native shot 413.4 on day one, 419.4 on day two and 245.3 in the final, good enough for second place and 3.5 additional points.
Phillips edged Thrasher in the air rifle final, shooting 246.8 and securing four extra points. The Salisbury, Maryland, native finished fifth overall with an 831.9 total, shooting 411.0 on the first day and 416.9 on the second.
For her efforts all week, Thrasher was awarded the #BeBrazen Outstanding Athlete of the Match honor and was awarded a custom timepiece courtesy of Brazen Sports.
Sophomore Will Anti
and freshman Jack Anderson
competed in the men’s events last week. A native of Fort Benning, Georgia, Anti earned his top finish in the men’s 50m rifle prone, shooting a two-day total of 1230.1 (618.5, 611.6) and placing 10th overall. He also finished in 11th place in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions with a score of 2274 (1131, 1141). Additionally, he shot 1211.6 (605.0, 606.6) in the men’s 10m air rifle.
A native of Franklin, Pennsylvania, Anderson shot 1207.8 (603.5, 604.3) in air rifle, 2172 (1096, 1076) in 3 positions and 1175.5 (581.1, 594.4) in prone.