WCTS Takes 5th at ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships, Murdock Wins Women's Skeet

WCTS Takes 5th at ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships, Murdock Wins Women's Skeet

Murdock Also Finishes Fourth Overall Among Women, Neuland is 20th Overall Among Men 

GLENN DALE, Md. — The Washington College trap and skeet team (WCTS) placed fifth of eight teams overall at the ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships yesterdau and today at Prince George's Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Md. Danielle Murdock finished as the top individual women's finisher in American Skeet and the fourth-highest individual women's finisher overall. 

ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championships 

Washington College Highlights
- Murdock broke 89 of 100 targets in American Skeet for the top spot in the women's standings. Will Sears had the top performance for WCTS overall in American Skeet, breaking 92 targets for 11th place among men. Nathaniel Neuland broke 89 for 21st among men in American Skeet, while Jordan Ukishima tied for 22nd with 88. Camerin Caraballo tied for 34th among men (84), while Savannah Ross tied for seventh among women (76) and Sammy DiLoreto was 14th among women (62). Lanning Tyrrel was 68th among men (60) and Kaitlyn Marino was 18th among women (48). 
- Brendan Demas turned in the highest score for WCTS in American Trap, breaking 85 of 100 targets, tying him for 13th among men. Murdock and Ukishima each broke 81 targets in American Trap. That placed Murdock fourth among women, while Ukishima tied for 20th among men. Caraballo tied for 24th among men in American Trap with a score of 80, Tyrrel tied for 35th among men (76), Neuland tied for 40th among men (75), and Sears tied for 51st among men (70). Ross tied for ninth among women in American Trap with 65 targets broken, DiLoreto tied for 14th among women (59), and Marino was 16th among women (55).
- Neuland led WCTS in Sporting Clays, breaking 82 targets to tie for 17th place among men. Sears tied for 25th among men in Sporting Clays with 80 broken targets, while Caraballo was 53rd among men (72) and Tyrrel tied for 54th among men (71). Murdock was sixth among women in Sporting Clays with 69 targets broken. Demas tied for 59th among men in Sporting Clays (68), while Ukishima was 70th among men (59). Ross also broke 59 targets in Sporting Clays to finish 12th among women, while DiLoreto was 14th among women (51) and Marino was 18th among women (40).
- Sears was the top performer for WCTS in Super Sporting Clays, breaking 38 of 56 targets to tie for 12th among men. Neuland tied for 19th among men with a score of 36 in Super Sporting Clays, while Ukishima was tied for 36th among men with 32. Murdock tied for sixth among women with 31, while Tyrrel was tied for 45th among men with 30. Caraballo tied for 45th among men (28), DiLoreto tied for 12th among women (24), and Marino was 16th among women (20).
- Murdock's total score of 270 across the four disciplines placed her fourth among 18 women overall, beating out Liberty's Chloe Sterner by one target. Ross (225) was 10th among women, DiLoreto (196) was 13th, and Marino (163) was tied for 15th.
- Neuland was 20th among 62 men in the overall standings with a total of 282, beating out teammate Sears (21st with 280) by two targets. Caraballo tied for 31st with a score of 264, while Ukishima tied for 33rd with 260. Tyrrel was 44th with 237. (Demas only competed on Saturday in American Trap and Sporting Clays and was thus not included in the overall standings.)
- Liberty took the top spot in the team standings, which are calculated by including the discipline scores of each team's five top overall performers. Liberty finished with a total of 1,576, comfortably in front of second-place University of Maryland (1,484). The scores were much closer among the middle four finishing teams. Virginia Tech took third with 1,394, James Madison fourth with 1,384, WCTS fifth with 1,376, and University of Tennessee sixth with 1,337. University of Delaware (seventh place, 1,279) and George Mason (eighth, 1,146) rounded out the overall standings. The U.S. Military Academy participated in the event but did not compete in Super Sporting Clays and thus were not included in the final team standings.
- While official team standings for the individual disciplines were not kept, WCTS would have placed fourth in both American Trap and American Skeet, sixth in Super Sporting Clays, and eighth in Sporting Clays.

- The higher of each individual's scores in American Trap and American Skeet at this event are used to establish their classifications for the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships to be held in March in San Antonio. A score of 95 or above qualifies for Open Class, 85 to 94 for A Class, 75 to 84 for B Class, and 74 or below for C Class. Five WCTS student-athletes qualified for A Class - Sears, Murdock, Neuland, Ukishima, and Demas. Caraballo, Tyrrel, and Ross qualified for B Class, while DiLoreto and Marino qualified for C Class.