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WVU’s Thrasher first in women’s airgun junior division

Created on:   Sat, Dec 2, 2017   12:15 AM

Last modified:   Sat, Dec 2, 2017   12:20 AM

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MORGANTOWN — WVU rifle junior Ginny Thrasher finished first in the women’s junior division at the two-day USA Shooting Winter Airgun Championships, on Dec. 1, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Thrasher shot 252.5 in the final to claim victory. The mark tops the International Shooting Sport Federation finals record of 252.1.

WVU sophomore Morgan Phillips finished second in the women’s junior division, with a 248.4 mark.

The duo advanced to the women’s full and junior finals following strong relay showings, as Thrasher shot 416.2 and Phillips 415.4.

In the all-age final, Thrasher shot 249.1, placing second. WVU senior Elizabeth Gratz finished fourth, with a 206.6, while Phillips shot 143.5, finishing seventh. Gratz advanced to the final following a 415.7 relay.

WVU sophomore Milica Babic shot 415.0, finishing 10th, while freshman Sarah Osborn shot 410.1, placing 16th in the junior division, 29th overall.

In the men’s division, WVU junior Will Anti missed qualifying for the junior final, as he shot 611.3 and finished ninth in the division, 23rd overall.

Redshirt freshman Noah Barker shot 610.3, placing 12th in the junior division and 27th overall.

The competition wraps up Dec. 2.