A 16-year-old Los Alamos girl has become the reserve champion light rifle shooter for the state of New Mexico.
Katelyn Littleton earned the title during three state competitions this year in Farmington, Las Cruces and Gallup. She shot in the high 200s out of a possible high score of 360.
Littleton will compete in the target shooting contest with her .22 caliber rifle at this year’s national competition in Gillette, Wyo.
“The reason nationals is such a big deal and a great opportunity is that scholarships for college are awarded as prizes,” said Littleton, who will be a senior at Los Alamos High School in the fall. “This is a great opportunity for me and also an enormously fun event.”