Shoremen repeat as conference champs in trap and skeet

GLENN DALE — Senior Gage Williams broke 391 out of a possible 450 total targets as the high overall shooter at this year’s ACUI/SCTP Collegiate Upper East Coast Conference Championships, helping Washington College’s trap and skeet team repeat as conference champion.

Shore junior Kate Opielski (King of Prussia, Pa.) broke 278 targets to lead all women.

The competition was held Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Prince George’s County Trap & Skeet Center.

Washington accumulated 1,752 points to top the 10-school field.

The University of Maryland’s clay target team was 22 points back for runner-up honors. Navy followed in third with 1,651 points.

This was Washington’s final¬†competition of the fall.

Williams (Marydel, Del.), sophomore Chris Johnson (Lutherville) and junior Hunter Clark (Sparrows Point) gave the Shoremen a 1-2-3 finish in doubles American skeet. Williams broke 45 out of 50 targets, followed by Johnson with 42 targets and Clark with 41.

Opielski led all women with 37 targets.

Also on day one of the competition, in doubles American trap,  Clark led the men by breaking 41 of 50 targets and Opielski led the women with 35.

The following day, Williams was the Shoremen’s top performer in American skeet (97 of 100 targets) and sporting clays (78 of 100). Overall, he placed sixth in American skeet and 18th in sporting clays.

On the final day, Williams again was Washington’s best shooter with 41 of 50 targets in Super Sporting and 95 of 100 in American trap. Overall, he was sixth in both disciplines.

For the women, Opielski was third in Super Sporting with 23 of 50 targets.

 

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