Hills Lead Bears to 6th Place at National Championships

Hills Lead Bears to 6th Place at National Championships

FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Senior Brian Hills led the Bears to a sixth place finish at the National Collegiate Pistol Championships.

Hills placed 9th in Free Pistol, 10th in Standard Pistol, and 7th in Air pistol and finished up in 4th place in the Grand Aggregate. Along the way, he earned All-American status in Free Pistol.

Junior Corrin Nolin also finished 5th in the Women's Grand Aggregate Pistol competition.

The Bears placed 6th in the All-Around Grand Aggregate by firing 1919 with Free Pistol, 2138 in Air Pistol, and 1987 in Standard Pistol.

Hills led the Bears by firing a 505 in Free Pistol, a 523 in Standard Pistol, and a 556 in Air Pistol. Sophomore Caleb Metroka was close behind with a 472 in Free Pistol, 511 in Standard Pistol, and 529 in Air Pistol.

In the women's events, Nolin fired an excellent 545 in the Women's Sport Pistol event to place 5th in the nation. The Women's Sport Pistol Team placed 4th overall.

Hills, Metroka, and freshman Emily Burlison were members of Coast Guard's four-person scoring team in all disciplines, while Nolin was a member of the Free Pistol and Standard Pistol team. Senior Laura Carts was a member of the Air Pistol team.  

The Pistol Team ended the regular season with a 5 and 6 record, but peaked at the most opportune time by placing 6th in the Nation.