Trap and Skeet compete during season play in Maryland and Virginia

In their second official season at WC, Trap and Skeet takes home 2nd in GMU Eastern Regional Championship Championship  

By Chrissy Segrest 

Elm Staff Writer 

The past couple times the Washington College Trap & Skeet team has taken the field, they have been lighting it on fire. 

In the middle of October, the team placed second overall in the GMU Eastern Regional Championships in Virginia. Just a weekend later, at the end of the Battle of the Bay competition on Oct. 19 and 20, the team came out with a first-place trophy. 

In the second weekend of November, the team traveled to Glenn Dale Maryland to compete in the ACUI Upper East Coast Conference Championship.

While in Virginia, the team broke 923 targets in the Combined American Trap and American Skeet category, as well as breaking an additional 375 targets in the Sporting Clay category. 

They broke a total of 1,298 targets while there, beating out Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, George Mason University, University of Delaware, University of Vermont, and University of Virginia. Army was the only university that could outmatch WC.

Individually, the sophomore Will Sears finished second overall, with 92 competitors in the competition. Freshmen Chance Lowery and Greg Carpenter each smashed 249 targets, taking fourth and fifth place. 

Sophomore team captain Sammy DiLoreto placed third among women, breaking 201 targets. Freshman Emma Smith took sixth, breaking 177.

Last year, Army also beat out WC for first place. But last season, they beat WC by over 100 targets. This year it was only 32.

In one of the few events that WC hosts, WC managed to walk away with a first-place medal around all of their necks, as they beat five other schools for the victory.

WC managed to break 1,255 targets overall. Army was second, followed by Navy, University of Delaware, George Mason University, Virginia Military Institute, and University of Maryland, respectively.

Individually, senior team captain Jordan Ukishima finished fifth with 252 targets ruined. Junior Camerin Caraballo finished just one spot lower at sixth place, finishing two targets short of teammate Ukishima. Sophomore team captain Lanning Tyrrel finished with a record of 244 for ninth place.

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