In a remarkable performance at the 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional Three-Position Air Rifle Championships, Kristen Hemphill, 17, of TX Hill Country Shooting Club, shot a new National Record standing score of 200-19x.
To put that in perspective, she hit the x-ring, which is roughly the size of the head of a pin, 19 out of a possible 20 times in a row at a range of 10 Meters. And while standing! WOW!!!
That same day, she mirrored her record standing score by firing a prone score of 200-19x. Hemphill recorded her incredible scores on the CMP’s electronic target Mobile Range, which was assembled in Layton, Utah, April 6-8.
Above. Kristen’s record standing score of 200-19x is shown on the electronic target monitor.
Below. Hemphill received a standing ovation as she took the stage to be recognized for her record standing score.
Teams came to Utah from as far as Honolulu, Hawaii, and Anchorage, Alaska, to compete in the annual competition.
Regional events were also held concurrently at CMP’s north air gun range, the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center at Camp Perry, Ohio, and CMP’s south air gun range at the South Competition Center in Anniston, Ala., in March.
The match is a 3×20 air rifle event, where sporter and precision class competitors from 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC rifle programs fire 20 shots at each position: prone, standing and kneeling. The range is 10 Meters.
Overall winners at each location include:
Aaron McCommon, Flowing Wells JROTC, AZ – 1196.1
Kade Jackovich, Rio Salado, AZ – 1192.8
Nathan Fahrenbrook, NE – 1189.2
Kristen Hemphill, TX Hill Country Shooting Club, TX – 1286.5
Taylor Gibson, North Salem Sniping Vikings, OR – 1279.8
Maya Boyle, Borealis Bullseyes, AK – 1279
Camp Perry, Ohio:
Emma Thompson, Freeport High School, IL – 1219.1
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