Quartarone Places Third In Air Rifle At GARC

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Melissa Quartarone
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Melissa Quartarone
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 2, 2014

Photo Gallery 

Results

OXFORD, Miss. – In her last match as a Rebel, Ole Miss rifle senior Melissa Quartarone shot a 591 in air rifle Sunday, to make the finals, and then her 182.3 in the finals was good enough for third place at the Great America Rifle Conference Championships here at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.

“My match went great,” Quartarone said. “It’s a really good way to end the season. I’ve learned a lot, and it was great to end on a good note.”

Quartarone was tied with five other shooters at 591 after the second relay, but her center count was good enough to break the tie.

“Melissa had a phenomenal day, and we have been waiting for her to have that score all year,” head coach Valerie Boothe said.  “The very last recorded shot that she shot was a 10.9, which is the highest that you can get.  That was a phenomenal thing to walk away from. For her to make it into the finals by her x count was great.  We broke the tie between about six different people, and she was one of the ones that got in because her center count was so high. She did great; she thrives on that environment of being in finals and the pressure.”

As a team, the Rebels finished sixth overall with a 4625 aggregate.   After a disappointing smallbore score (2275), the Rebels rebounded to shoot above their season average in air rifle with a 2350.   Freshman Alison Weisz, who earned All-Conference honors in air and qualified for the NCAA Championships, shot a 588.   Senior Alivia Yeager closed out her career with a 586 in air, while fellow seniors Rena Goodwin and Abbey Stanec posted a 585.

In smallbore, Weisz posted a season best 576 on Saturday to lead the Rebels.

“We were a little disappointed with smallbore, we did not perform like we wanted to,” Boothe said.  “I think the seniors got caught up in it being their last match, but the freshmen made up for that. Smallbore was a tough day, and we went in to air rifle knowing that we had to make it up. The seniors really performed, they did their best and had a great match. Our freshmen also had a great match. We performed well above our team average for the year; I am really happy with that.”

West Virginia won their fifth straight GARC Championship with a total aggregate of 4700, while Kentucky finished second at 4672.  Nebraska posted a 4655 for third place.  Lauren Phillips of Nebraska took the smallbore title, while West Virginia’s Marin Prediger captured the air rifle title.

Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissRifle and on Facebook at OleMissRifle.

Smallbore – Ole Miss
Alison Weisz, 576            
Melissa Quartarone, 571            
Abbey Stanec, 567            
MaryAnn Banks, 561            
Rena Goodwin, 556            
Total – 2275     
Air Rifle
Melissa Quartarone, 591; 182.3 (Finals) Third place   
Alison Weisz, 588        
Alivia Yeager, 586        
Rena Goodwin, 585        
Abbey Stanec, 585        
Total – 2350

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more

    • Football Signees Report for Summer Classes

      Friday, May 29, 2015 - Football

      Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more