Hemphill sets National Record at 2017 3-Position Air Rifle Regional

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posted on April 18, 2017
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In a remarkable performance at the 2017 CMP Three-Position Air Rifle Regional Championships, Kristen Hemphill, 17, of TX Hill Country Shooting Club, fired a new standing National Record score of 200-19X. To put it in perspective, she hit the X-ring, which is roughly the size of the head of a pin, 19 out of a possible 20 times in a row. That same day, she mirrored her standing score by firing a prone score of 200-19X.

The match is a 3x20 air rifle event, where sporter and precision class competitors from 4-H, Scouts, American Legion, club or JROTC rifle programs fire 20 shots at each position: prone, standing and kneeling. Teams came from as far as Honolulu, HI, and Anchorage, AK, to compete in the annual competition.

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Hemphill’s record-score of 200-19X equates to hitting the head of a pin 19 out of 20 consecutive times.

Top teams and individuals will be invited to the 2017 CMP National Three-Position Air Rifle Championship, June 21-26, at the Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center in Ohio. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will also be able to see CMP’s new air gun targets, installed in November 2016. The Kongsberg Target System used at the range are powered by OpticScore technology, which are scored optically by internal LED lights. The range also features monitors at each firing point and large overhead screens for spectators to keep track of scores.

Junior marksmen participating in the CMP National Championship will also automatically be entered in the USA Shooting National 3-P Junior Olympics. Precision competitors will compete on June 22, while sporter competitors will follow on June 25.

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