WCTS Finishes 16th in Division 3 at ACUI Nationals

WCTS Finishes 16th in Division 3 at ACUI Nationals

Sears, Murdock Tally Team's Best HOA Men's, Women's Finishes; Caraballo ties for 4th in Class B Sporting Clays

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Washington College trap and skeet team (WCTS) concluded competition at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, today. WCTS began competition on Tuesday and placed 16th of 27 teams in the Division 3 team overall standings, up from 18th of 25 last season, at the competition. Freshman Will Sears and senior Danielle Murdock finished as the team's highest overall scoring male and female competitors, respectively, while Camerin Caraballo tied for fourth in Class B Sporting Clays. 

ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships

Team Scoring
- WCTS finished with 2,127 total points in the team overall standings. Overall team scores are calculated by including the top five performers from each team in American Skeet, American Trap, Sporting Clays, and Super Sporting and the top three in International Skeet and International Trap.
- The best event finish for WCTS as a team came in International Skeet, where they placed 16th of 31 Division 3 teams with 231 points. WCTS was 20th of 40 teams in American Skeet with 454 points, 20th of 34 teams in International Trap with 241, 20th of 33 teams in Super Sporting with 399, 22nd of 38 teams in Sporting Clays with 358, and 24th of 41 teams in American Trap with 444. Their team scores in American Skeet, International Skeet, and Super Sporting were their best ever at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships.

Class A Individuals Highlights
- Sears tied for ninth in International Trap in Class A with 89 targets broken. He also tied for 55th in Super Sporting with 84, tied for 120th in Sporting Clays with 71, tied for 125th in American Skeet with 90, tied for 139th in International Skeet with 66, and tied for 164th in American Trap with 87.
- Nathaniel Neuland tied for 32nd in International Skeet in Class A with 81 targets broken, tied for 38th in American Skeet with 95, and tied for 46th in American Trap with 94. He also tied for 131st in Super Sporting with 79, tied for 180th in International Trap with 65, and tied for 202nd in Sporting Clays with 63.
- Jordan Ukishima tied for 64th in International Trap in Class A with 85 targets broken and tied for 65th in International Skeet with 75. He also tied for 120th in Sporting Clays with 71, tied for 182nd in American Trap with 85, tied for 191st in Super Sporting with 73, and tied for 192nd in American Skeet with 83.
- Brendan Demas tied for 65th in International Skeet in Class A with 75 targets broken and tied for 97th in Sporting Clays with 73. He also tied for 109th in Super Sporting with 80, tied for 159th in American Skeet with 87, tied for 164th in American Trap with 87, and tied for 165th in International Trap with 68.
- Murdock tied for 69th in American Skeet in Class A with 93 targets broken. She also tied for 109th in Super Sporting with 80, tied for 138th in International Trap with 72, tied for 145th in American Trap with 88, tied for 173rd in International Skeet with 56, and tied for 188th in Sporting Clays with 65.

Class B Individuals Highlights
- Camerin Caraballo tied for fourth in Sporting Clays in Class B with 77 targets broken, tied for 13th in International Skeet with 72, tied for 22nd in American Trap with 88, and tied for 23rd in International Trap with 72. He also tied for 36th in Super Sporting with 76 and tied for 40th in American Skeet with 83.
- Lanning Tyrrel tied for 13th in International Skeet in Class B with 72 targets broken and tied for 15th in American Skeet with 89. He also tied for 33rd in International Trap with 68, tied for 38th in Sporting Clays with 66, tied for 39th in American Trap with 84, and tied for 56th in Super Sporting with 70.
- Savannah Ross tied for 48th in Sporting Clays in Class B with 64 targets broken. She also tied for 56th in International Trap with 54, tied for 60th in Super Sporting with 69, finished 69th in American Trap with 72, and tied for 73rd in American Skeet with 72.

Class C Individuals Highlights
- Sammy DiLoreto finished 24th in American Skeet in Class C with 75 targets broken, tied for 28th in American Trap with 75, tied for 36th in Sporting Clays with 49, and finished 38th in Super Sporting with 53.
- Kaitlyn Marino tied for 36th in Sporting Clays in Class C with 49 target broken, finished 45th in American Skeet with 56, and finished 48th in American Trap with 48. 

Men's HOA Finishes
- Sears finished with a total of 487 targets broken across the six disciplines to tie for 259th among 534 male competitiors across Open, A, B, and C Classes. Neuland tied for 293 with 477, Demas tied for 324th with 470, Caraballo tied for 328th with 468, Ukishima tied for 331st with 467, and Tyrrel tied for 393rd with 449.

Women's HOA Finishes
- Murdock was the only WCTS female to compete in all six disciplines and she finished 56th among 136 women across all classes with a total of 454 targets broken. She was tied for 46th among 152 women in the American All Around with 326 targets, combining scores from American Skeet, American Trap, Sporting Clays, and Super Sporting. 

Notes
- Scores in Sporting Clays and Super Sporting are out of a possible 120 targets; scores in American Trap, American Skeet, International Trap, and International Skeet are out of a possible 100 targets.
- The ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships serve as the national collegiate championships for shotgun sports.
- This season marked the first season that WCTS competed as a full varsity sport at Washington College after several successful years as a club sport at the school.