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Phillips Medals Twice at Junior World Cup

Rising junior Morgan Phillips of the West Virginia University rifle team claimed two medals and shot a junior world record at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.

Phillips opened the week of competition with a first place, record-setting victory in the women’s 50m rifle prone on Sunday, June 24, shooting 626.8 (104.2, 103.6, 104.7, 104.5, 104.9, 104.9).

Teammate Sarah Osborn, a rising sophomore, shot 615.3 (102.8, 103.3, 101.2, 102.8, 101.9, 103.3) and finished 28th overall.

No final was held for the women’s 50m rifle prone.

Phillips earned her second medal on Tuesday, June 26, placing second in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions with a final’s score of 455.5. She entered the eight-person final in first place, shooting a personal-best score of 1175 (393 kneeling, 394 prone, 388 standing) at the Open (adult) level.

Osborn just missed qualifying for the final and finished 10th overall with a 1165 mark (382 kneeling, 397 prone, 386 standing).

Both Mountaineers shot in the women’s 10m air rifle on Monday, June 25. Osborn placed 20th with a mark of 623.6 (103.2, 103.2, 103.6, 103.7, 105.6, 104.3), while Phillips finished 53rd with a 620.0 total (101.8, 105.1, 101.5, 103.9, 104.1, 103.6).

Osborn concluded competition today with the 10m air rifle mixed team event, where she and teammate William Shaner finished 30th with a combined score of 826.0. Osborn shot 413.9, and Shaner totaled 412.1.

More than 761 athletes from 61 countries competed at the ISSF Suhl Junior World Cup. Each of the athletes representing the United States also will compete at the ISSF World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, in early September.

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