WCTS Takes Second Place at GMU Eastern Regional Championships

WCTS Takes Second Place at GMU Eastern Regional Championships

Murdock Finishes as High Overall Woman

CENTREVILLE, Va. — The Washington College trap and skeet team (WCTS) finished second overall among six teams at George Mason's Eastern Regional Championships held yesterday and today. Skeet and Trap disciplines were conducted yesterday at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club in Manassas, Va., while Sporting Clays was held today at Bull Run Shooting Center in Centreville, Va.

GMU Eastern Regional Championships

Washington College Highlights
- In addition to finishing second overall with 1237 points (team scoring calculated by adding total targets of top five shooters on each team), WCTS placed second in Sporting Clays (372) and third in Combined American Trap and Skeet (871).
- Danielle Murdock finished as the highest scoring female overall and 10th-highest competitor overall among 42 entrants at the competition with a total score of 253. She was the top female in all all three disciplines, breaking 92 of 100 targets in Skeet (eighth-place among all competitors in that discipline), 87 in Trap (20th), and 74 in Sporting Clays (13th).
- Will Sears finished 12th overall in scoring with 252. He broke 88 in Skeet (17th place), 91 in Trap (12th), and 73 in Sporting Clays (15th).
- Brendan Demas finished 14th overall with a score of 251. He broke 90 targets in Skeet (13th place), 84 in Trap, and 77 in Sporting Clays (ninth).
- Nathaniel Neuland was 19th overall with a score of 244. He broke 85 targets in Skeet, 83 in Trap, and 76 in Sporting Clays (11th).
- Camerin Caraballo finished 23rd overall with a score of 237. He broke 83 in Skeet, 82 in Trap, and 72 in Sporting Clays (19th).
- Jordan Ukishima was 24th overall with a score of 237. He broke 79 in Skeet, 92 in Trap (10th), and 66 in Sporting Clays.
- Lanning Tyrrel finished with a total score of 224 for 29th overall. Savannah Ross finished in 32nd place with a total score of 201, while Sammy DiLoreto was 40th with 138.
- Kaitlyn Marino, a two-sport student-athlete who missed Saturday's Trap and Skeet disciplines while playing in a volleyball match, made her collegiate debut in this sport by break 48 targets in Sporting Clays on Sunday. 
- Four WCTS competitors finished in the top 20 in Combined America Trap and Skeet scores: Sears (T11th, 179), Murdock (T11th, 179), Demas (T18th, 174), and Ukishima (20th, 171). 

- While a contingent of WCTS student-athletes competed at the Terrapin Classic last weekend in the program's competitive debut as a varsity sport, this marked the team's first-full team competition since being elevated to varsity status.
- Army finished first in the overall team standings (1337), Maryland third (1236), Navy fourth (1131), George Mason fifth (835), and Delaware sixth (670). George Mason brought only four competitors to the event, while Delaware brought three. 

Up Next
10/20&21 hosts Battle of the Bay
- The Saturday portion of this home competition will be conducted at the Sudlersville Skeet Club in Sudlersville, Md. The Sunday portion will be held at Schrader's Outdoors in Henderson, Md.