Washington ranked 5th in conference
GLENN DALE — Washington’s trap and skeet team placed fifth among eight teams at the ACUI Upper East Coast Conference championship shoot, which establishes seeding for the Collegiate Clay Target Championships to be held next March in Texas.
A team’s composite score is calculated by including the discipline scores of each of the five top overall performers.
Liberty finished with a total of 1,576, comfortably in front of runner-up University of Maryland (1,484).
The scores were much closer among the next four teams: Virginia Tech (1,394), James Madison (1,384), Washington (1,376) and the University of Tennessee (1,337).
The University of Delaware (1,279) and George Mason (1,146) rounded out the field.
While official team standings for the individual disci- plines were not kept, Washington would have placed fourth in both American trap and American skeet, sixth in super sporting clays and eighth in sporting clays.
Shore senior captain Danielle Murdock was the top woman in American skeet and placed fourth overall among 18 women in the conference championship shoot that was held over two days in November at the Prince George’s Trap and Skeet Center.
Murdock broke 89 of 100 targets in American skeet, 81 targets in American trap, 69 targets in sporting clays and 31 of 56 targets in super sporting clays. Her total across the four disciplines was 270, just one more than than Liberty’s Chloe Sterner.
Also for Washington, junior Savannah Ross (225) was 10th, freshman Sammy DiLoreto (196) was 13th and senior Kaitlyn Marino (163) tied for 15th.
Sophomore Nathaniel Neuland had the best finish for Washington’s men, placing 20th among 62 shooters with 282 targets. He edged fresh- man teammate Will Sears by two targets.
Sophomore Camerin Caraballo tied for 31st with a score of 264. Then came junior Jordan Ukishima (260, tied for 33rd) and freshman Lanning Tyrrel (237, 44th).
Washington sophomore Nathaniel Neuland was the top performer for Washington’s men at last month’s Upper East Coast Conference Championships.