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Fuquay-Varina teen aims, shoots, scores gold medal

Posted June 5, 2008 7:34 a.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2008 9:46 a.m. EDT

— A Wake County gun range isn’t a typical hangout for a 13-year-old girl. But for Megan Lee, it’s a place to practice her award-winning craft.

The Fuquay-Varina teen recently brought home the gold medal in shooting from the Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs.

Megan said she tried ballet and gymnastics, like many other girls, but she was drawn to shooting.

“I just have more of an interest in shooting. It's different,” she said.

Her coach, Kent Reeve, says it's rare for a girl her age to have this talent.

“I knew Megan would do well. I just didn't know how well she would do, and she did awesome,” he said.

The Junior Olympics’ shooting event covered two days. Megan was up against 59 girls from across the country. Shooting at  targets 50 meters away, she scored a personal best to win the gold.

When asked if boys in school are scared of her, Megan laughed and said, “Some of them are.”

On Monday, WRAL Reporter Kim Dean talks with a woman who has built a big business out of her living room.