On the Mark: Bennett Captures Junior State Shooting Championship

Photo: Bennett (left) with second place Vladlen Vronsky of Brighton and Samuel Gens of Andover (in center).

Belmont High School senior Kevin Bennett is fast becoming a “can’t miss” athlete because he doesn’t miss at all.

Bennett placed first in junior men’s sport pistol at the 2016 Massachusetts Junior Olympics Pistol Championships held at MIT on Saturday, Jan. 9. Vladlen Vronsky of Brighton placed second and Andover’s Samuel Gens was third.

As state champion, Bennett – who will be matriculating at the US Coast Guard Academy in the fall – automatically qualifies to compete in junior sports pistol at this year’s National Junior Olympic Pistol Championships, to be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo in April.

Last summer, Bennett placed third in the junior men’s Rapid Fire pistol, his first national individual shooting medal.

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