Leigh takes under-25 rifle shooting honours



CALLIOPE teenager Leigh Hunt continues to pressure the top guns of Australian competition rifle shooting, producing another impressive performance in Mackay last weekend.

Hunt, 18, will represent Australia against Great Britain next month and warmed up for the event by taking out the under-25 honours at the Queensland Rifle Association Mackay Queens event.

Competing in the lead-up Steven Griffiths shoot last Friday, Hunt finished 13th overall and winning a bronze badge for securing third place on the 800m range ? one of several on which the event was contested.

She finish 20th overall after her Steven Griffiths and Queens shoots were collated, snaring another bronze badge in the Queens event with her effort on the 600-yard (548. 4m) range. Hunt was pleased with her perfor-mances which proved she was gaining ground on her more experienced counterparts and showed a greater consistency.

'It was the best I've shot ever,' Hunt said.

'I stayed up with them (experienced shooters) this time. Normally I have a few good shoots and a few bad ones but I didn't have any bad ones this time.'

Also in action was Hunt's father Viv who finished 17th in the Queens event and 27th overall.



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