Citadel rifle team members Patrick Meyer and Colton Poole received invitations to compete in the Junior Olympics, the selection matches for a slot on the national team.
Meyer is a sophomore from Warrenville, while Poole is a freshman from Pelion. The duo shot both smallbore and air rifle at the Junior Olympic Qualifier for South Carolina to earn their spot at the Junior Olympics, which takes place at the Olympic training facilities in Colorado Springs in April.
“Attending the Junior Olympics is a fantastic opportunity for them to gain valuable experience competing at the top level with some of the best shooters in the nation,” said Bulldogs rifle coach William Smith.
In its spring season opener, the College of Charleston coed sailing team turned in a third-place finish at the in-conference SAISA Open regatta in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Cougars held the top spot after the first six races of the series on Saturday with a one-point lead over Jacksonville, who won the event with a total of 69 points on Sunday. Host Eckerd College finished runner-up with 70 points and the Cougars third with 75 points amongst a tough field of 17 other Southern area teams.
In A-Division, freshman skipper Jack Thompson and freshman crew Marissa Bamonte placed third with 40 points. Meanwhile, freshman skipper Liam Harr (and freshman crew Grace McCarthy were edged by two points on the scoresheet for a runner-up finish in B-Division (35 points).
College of Charleston will continue its second half of the season at the home-hosted Charleston Coed on Feb. 21-22 at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Complex and the USF Women’s regatta on Feb. 21-22 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The College of Charleston men’s golf team moved up two spots to finish 11th at the two-day SunTrust Gator hosted by the University of Florida at its par-70 Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
The Cougars shot their lowest-combined team round of the 54-hole tournament with a 292 on Sunday. Junior John Jonas was the highest finisher for the Cougars with a three-round score of 222, which tied for 40th (+12) individually. Zach Munroe shot a team tournament-best 71 in the final round and placed 42nd (+13).
No. 22-ranked USF won the team title, firing a 5-under par 835. The Bulls were followed by defending tournament champion Arkansas as runner-up (843).
The Cougars will return to action next month at the Colleton River Collegiate hosted by Michigan State on March 9-10 at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton.