FAIRBANKS - Jamie Beyerle, who will be a sophomore at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this fall, won the gold medal in the women's 50-meter, three-position shoot at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia, this past week.
The win guarantees the United States a spot in the event in the 2004 Olympic Games, a spot Beyerle hopes to fill.
In the ISSF World Cup event Beyerle went into the final of the competition in fifth place with 579 points. She surged past four competitors with a final-round performance of 100.7 points, edging Lucie Valova of the Czech Republic by a total score of 679.7 to 678.6.
Beyerle and Matt Emmons, who was a senior on the national champion UAF team last year, both will be trying to earn spots on the U.S. Olympic team. Emmons earned the United States an Olympic quota place in the men's three-position shoot in the 2002 Atlanta World Cup.