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Take Your Best Shot

Coach Ayers and Tommy McKelvey duel in air rifle exhibition

On Wednesday, April 23 Wofford head football coach Mike Ayers and Tommy McKelvey, one of the top shooters on the Wofford rifle team, squared off in a special shooting exhibition inside Benjamin Johnson Arena.

McKelvey, a sophomore from Union, SC, and Ayers aimed their air rifles at targets set at a distance of 33 feet and shot two rounds (10 shots per round) each.

In the final tally, McKelvey, a native of Union, S.C., shot a 192, with Ayers scoring a 99. A perfect score for the event was 200 with the pair shooting 10 targets per round. Ayers was much better in Round 2 as he tried to mount a comeback stringing together several 7 and 8 points shots back-to-back. Predictably, the sharpshooter McKelvey matched each advance with a perfect 10.

McKelvey holds the Wofford school record in rifle, shooting a 586 at Southeastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) Meet 3 as freshman in November 2012. She led the Terriers at the SEARC Championships last month shooting a 577 to help the Terriers place 4th in the meet.

You can read more about Tommy McKelvey and the great things she's doing at Wofford here.