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Lancaster's Kiersten Mucha holding nearly every ECIC record as Sectionals approach

Mucha named our Super 7 female athlete of the week
Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 17:31:36-05

The sport of air rifle comes natural to Kiersten Mucha.

She's been a part of the Lancaster team for years, but all good things must come to an end.

"I applied to one school that had a rifle program that was in Philadelphia but unfortunately they dropped their program at the end of last year," Mucha said. "So it's not really something you can move on with unless you want to move far away or go to a Military Academy."

Which is why she's savoring her time with the Legends squad while she can.

Mucha has been one of their most consistent shooters over the last few years and takes pride in being a part of a sport that many don't know much about.

"A bunch of my friends or just random people at school ask me random questions about it and I think it's the coolest thing ever," she laughed. "It's definitely opened a lot of doors for me that I don't think I'd be the same person if I didn't have this sport."

The sport of air rifle isn't easy but Mucha has done well and holds nearly every ECIC record.

She says to excel in this sport, you have to pay attention to every little detail.

"If your foot's in the wrong spot, if your elbow's in the wrong spot, it can throw off your entire game," she said about the difficulty. "So you have to be willing to pay attention to things like that and just be willing to change your position when you need to."

Mucha has been to the State Championships at West Point Military Academy twice before.

She's coming off a 5th place finish in the standing position, a 2nd place finish in the prone position and a 1st place finish in the kneeling position.

The goal this year?

"To win state aggregate in either the off hand or the three position," she said. "That's my goal. I hope I can do it this year, I think I can."