No. 3 Kentucky rifle team defeated No. 13 Navy, 4711-4640 for its first home win of the season. Four Wildcats shot 590 or better in air rifle, which led to a 10 point increase in the discipline from the first match. Freshman Henrik Larsen tied the school record and his personal-best score in air rifle (598) for the second week in a row.
"Overall, I thought we performed fairly well," head coach Harry Mullins. "We pulled it together in standing a little better, and our air gun came up a little bit. It's an up-and-down part to the season. Henrik's (Larsen) numbers are hard to follow – those are huge. I was very proud of him. It's tough to stay at that level, and for him to be able to do that – it's a very exciting time."
Freshman Henrik Larsen, who was heavily focused throughout Sunday's contest, continued to impress and led the way for UK. He tied the school record and his personal-best score in air rifle (598) for the second week in a row. The Mysen, Norway, native set new school records in smallbore (595) and combined (1193) the previous week at the Ole Miss Open. In smallbore, Larsen finished just two points shy of that record at 593 for an 1191 aggregate and top-individual honors – another accolade that he received in Mississippi.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 21 when they welcome No. 16 Morehead State to Lexington.