Campus News 2009
For Immediate Release
March 25, 2009
Schreiner’s Barney now #1 in
U.S. junior trap shooting
Schreiner freshman Caitlin Barney of Ingram is the number one Junior Women’s trap shooter in the United States with an average score of 86.3 percent, less than 2 percentage points off the score of Beijing Olympic bronze medalist in this event, Corey Cogdell.
Rachel Heiden, on temporary leave from Schreiner to attend Olympic training camp, came in second shooting 85.55 percent. The Junior Women’s division is for sports shooters 20 years old or younger. Both Barney and Heiden are members of Schreiner’s Shooting Sports Society team, which trains at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center in Kerrville.
Barney is ranked #4 in the Open Women’s Division, with Schreiner sophomore Kelsey Zauhar, of Kerrville ranked #7 and Heiden #8.
Barney also won gold in women’s international trap at the National Collegiate Championship 41st Association of College Unions International Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, shooting 21 out of 25 targets in the final round. The national title also earns her a berth on the 2009 USA National Shotgun Development Team. Thirty-seven schools and over 300 shooters participated in the event.
“When I went up to meet the other shooters on my squad, none of them had heard of Schreiner University, but I’ll bet they remember the Schreiner name now,” Barney said after the match. “The fact that I won this event and put Schreiner on the national map made it just that much more special.”
Zauhar also made it into the finals round at the ACUI event, shooting an impressive 87 out of 100 and an 18 final.
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