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Thursday, May 27, 2004
Emmons qualifies in two events

Associated Press

FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Matt Emmons qualified for the Athens Olympics in a second event Thursday when he finished first in prone rifle at the U.S. shooting trials.

Emmons, from Browns Mills, N.J., qualified in air rifle last Sunday. If he finishes in the top two in three-position rifle this weekend, he could compete in three events at the Olympics.

Mike Anti of Winterville, N.C., also qualified for Athens by finishing second in prone rifle with a score of 1,996.6, more than two points behind Emmons. Anti, a major in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, also competed in the 2000 and 1992 Olympics.

Emily Caruso of Fairfield, Conn., who missed a spot on the 2000 Olympic team by less than a point, won the women's air rifle event with a 1,397.2 score. She'll be joined by Hattie Johnson (Athol, Idaho), who finished second with 1,389.6.

Johnson is a specialist in the USAMU.