WCTS Wins Blue Hen Classic, Takes All Four Disciplines

WCTS Wins Blue Hen Classic, Takes All Four Disciplines

Murdock Places Third Among All Competitors Overall, Tops Among Women; Ukishima is Third Among Men, Fourth Overall

HENDERSON, Md. — The Washington College trap and skeet team (WCTS) won all four disciplines and took the top spot in the overall team standings by a 106-point margin at the Blue Hen Classic this weekend. The event, hosted by the University of Delaware, consisted of skeet, trap, and doubles trap Saturday at the Wilmington Trapshooting Association in Newark, Del., and sporting clays at Schrader's Outdoors Sunday in Henderson, Md.

Blue Hen Classic

Washington College Highlights
- Danielle Murdock totaled 252 targets overall, trailing only Brett Baldwin (258) and Jonathan Martinez (253), both from the University of Maryland to finish third overall (among 28 collegiate shooters) and tops among seven women. She was third in sporting clays by breaking a personal-best 90 of 100 targets, won a shoot-off to take third in skeet after breaking 46 of 50 targets, placed seventh in trap with 86 of 100 targets, and tied for 10th in doubles trap with 30 of 50 targets.
- Jordan Ukishima totaled 250 targets overall to place fourth overall and third among men. He finished second in trap with a personal-best 96 targets after losing a shoot-off, took second in doubles trap with 36 after winning a shoot-off against teammate Nathaniel Neuland, placed fifth in skeet with 44, and finished 15th in sporting clays with 74.
- Neuland and Will Sears tied for sixth overall and fifth among men by totaling 238 targets each. Neuland was third (via shoot-off with Ukishima) in doubles trap with 36 targets, fifth in sporting clays with 84, tied for 10th in skeet with 40, and tied for 15th in trap with 78. Sears was fourth in trap with 91, tied for fourth in doubles trap with 34, tied for 10th in skeet with 40, and 16th in sporting clays with 73.
- Brendan Demas totaled 233 targets overall, placing 11th overall and ninth among men. He finished tied for sixth in skeet with 43, ninth in sporting clays with 79, tied for 10th in doubles trap with 30, and tied for 12th in trap with 81.
- Camerin Caraballo, who finished with 227 targets overall, placed in the top 10 in both skeet (tied for 6th, 43) and sporting clays (8th, 81). Lanning Tyrrel, who finished with 220 targets overall, tied for eighth in trap with a personal-best 85 targets. Charlie Wittich, who was making his collegiate trap and skeet debut, finished with 203 targets overall on the strength of top-ten performances in skeet (9th, 42) and sporting clays (10th, personal-best 77).
- Savannah Ross totaled 200 targets on the weekend to make her the third highest-finishing woman at the event. Her top performance was in sporting clays, where she tied for 11th with a personal-best 76 targets broken. Sammy DiLoreto and Kaitlyn Marino finished with 164 and 118 total targets, respectively, over the course of the weekend. DiLoreto's 72 targets broken in sporting clays was a personal best. 

Notes
- The overall team standings and team standings for each discipline were calculated by taking the scores of the top five performers from each team. WCTS totaled 1,211 targets in the team standings, followed by George Mason with 1,105. Delaware "1" was next with 1,081. Delaware "2" was fourth with 725 (with four competitors), while Maryland, with two competitors, was fifth at 511.  

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