Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Aiming Toward The Future.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Garrett Ordower Journal Staff Writer

* Eldorado High ROTC coach helps instill the confidence team members need to achieve their dreams

When Mike Miller looks through his rifle sight to the pinhole-sized target he is trying to hit 10 meters away, his mind shuts off.

At that point he relies on "body memory."

"All I'm thinking about is shooting," said Miller, an Eldorado High School senior. "Things are happening to my body that I'm not even thinking about."

Miller's heart rate is slowing, his body is becoming perfectly rigid and his finger is waiting for just the right time to pull the trigger in between heartbeats.

This precision is what led Miller to break the National Rifle Association's precision air rifle individual record last weekend. …

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