San Clemente High School graduate David Higgins is looking to break through on to the USA Olympic rifle shooting team. Courtesy photo
San Clemente High School graduate David Higgins is looking to break through on to the USA Olympic rifle shooting team. Courtesy photo

San Clemente Times

San Clemente High School 2012 graduate and current Air Force Academy sophomore David Higgins shined at the International Shooting Sport Federation’s World Cup Championships at Fort Benning, Ga. on April 1.

Higgins was not competing for a medal at the event, but instead took part in the Minimum Qualification Scores, or MQS, accruing points for a possible spot on the USA Olympic shooting team. In order to qualify for the team, a shooter must post a minimum score at a sanctioned event in a pre-Olympic year.

Higgins excelled in the 50-meter prone event at Fort Benning, besting the field of 19 MQS shooters with a first-place score of 621.3. When taking in the total scores for all shooters, not just MQS, Higgins placed 18th overall out of 80. The field featured several current Olympians.

 

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