Initially, these ladies became interested in shooting because of a school program put on in their town by a Sportsman’s club. Now, they are on the West Seattle, WA Thunderbirds team and they have had a very successful year! They are: 9th Graders Lily Voynick, Corinne Blair, Juniors Emma Carey and Lauren Phillips, and they are one of only a few all girl teams competing nationally. They won the NRA National Junior Sectional – Indoor Conventional Position Smallbore Rifle team title, shooting an 1573/1600. Lily Voynick placed 2nd with a 398/400. They are also awaiting confirmation of breaking the National Women’s Team record for metallic sights, last set in 1969.
They further went on to win their age group, Intermediate Junior, and finish 4th overall in the NRA National Junior Sectional – Precision Air Rifle Position team competition. Lily Voynick finished 11th in the Intermediate Junior Division, shooting a 581/600.
And finally, they took 2nd in the Intermediate Junior division of the NRA National Junior Sectional – Indoor Metric Position Smallbore Rifle, shooting a 2203/2400. Lauren Phillips led the team with a 566/600 and finished 6th in the Intermediate Junior division and 15th overall. They are also awaiting confirmation of 2 more National records: The Intermediate Junior Team Record and the Women’s Team Record in this event.
I am impressed ladies – keep up the good work!