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Two Make U.S. Olympic Pistol Team

April 16, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ JoAnn Sevin of Brockway, Pa., and Rebecca Snyder of Grand Junction, Colo., both 19, shot their way onto the U.S. Olympic pistol team Monday during the first day of the North American Shooting Championships at the Wolf Creek Shooting Complex.

Seven fired a 474.0 out of 509 possible points. Snyder had 472.6. Kim Eagles, 19, of Canada won the event with 477.7 points.

Daryl Szarenski of Saginaw, Mich., won the free pistol competition with 646.8 points out of 709 possible points. Szarenski, however, was not eligible for an Olympic berth, having been eliminated during the U.S. Olympic trial March 29-April 7. He will compete for an Olympic spot in men’s air pistol on Wednesday, the last day of the three-day event.

Neal Caloia, 26, of Cottage Grove, Ore., came in second in the free pistol with 643 points to earn an Olympic spot along with Ben Amonette, Radford, Va., who was third with 642.1 points.

Competition continues Tuesday with finals in skeet, trap, free rifle prone, rapid fire pistol and women’s 3x20 rifle. This is the fourth and final selection match for the U.S. Olympic pistol team. Two shooters in each of five events will be named to the team.

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