Competing in the first international experience of his young career, sophomore Lucas Kozeniesky of the N.C. State rifle team finished 29th in the men’s junior 50m three-position smallbore rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship on Friday in Granada, Spain.
“We’re very proud of Lucas,” said Wolfpack coach Keith Miller. “He finished in the middle of the pack, which for your first international match and the World Championships, is a pretty good place to be.”
Kozeniesky fired the second-best score among U.S. shooters competing in the event with a 1147 clip to finish among the top 30. He recorded his highest score of the day while shooting from the prone position with 393 of a possible 400 points.
The Fairfax, Va., native registered a 99 in both of his first two series of prone before tallying a 98 and 97 on his third and fourth series, respectively. Kozeniesky fired a 377 from the standing and kneeling positions to give him the aggregate score of 1147.
The Wolfpack will open the 2014-15 season on Sunday when it travels to Dahlonega, Ga., to compete in the first South Eastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) match of the season.
N.C. State 3, Coastal Carolina 0: The Wolfpack notched its third sweep of the season (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) over Coastal Carolina to open play in the Courtyard Midtown Invitational Friday evening inside Reynolds Coliseum. With the win, the Wolfpack improves to 9-1, while the Chanticleers fall to 8-3.
Chowan 3, Johnson and Wales 0: Chowan earned its fifth straight win with a victory over Johnson and Wales University. The Hawks improve to 7-3 with the win while the Wildcats slip to 6-11.