Fort Benning, GA - After a tightly contested rifle competition, Spokane native Amanda Furrer won a spot on the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team with a come-from behind win.
Furrer had a 3.2 point lead going into the final day, but a poor outing in the standing portion left her hold on first vulnerable. Sarah Scherer from Woburn Massachusetts took the lead by shooting 196, which was nine points better than Furrer's 187.
So it came down to the kneeling position. The Spokane native didn't let her last round bring her down; instead she shot a 196 to Scherer's 192 to take a slim 2.1 point lead. That would hold up at the end of the day, giving Furrer a spot on the Olympic team.
Furrer will be back in Spokane Tuesday afternoon for a couple days.