October 17, 2009

W&L Riding Finishes Fifth at the Randolph Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee Riding Team opened its fall season finishing fifth out of 10 teams on Friday at the Randolph Invitational.

The Generals placed in eight classes, including five Top 3 placings and one blue ribbon.

First-year Kerriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) paced W&L, finishing first in the beginner walk-trot-canter. The Generals also had three individuals place in multiple events. Sophomore Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville District Mid-Senior) placed third in the open equitation over fences and second in the open equitation on the flat. Junior Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) also placed in the open equitation over fences and open equitation on the flat, finishing sixth and second, respectfully. First-year Collier McLeod (Augusta, Ga./Augusta Preparatory Day School) rounded out the multiple-event placers, finishing sixth in the intermediate equitation over fences and third in the intermediate equitation on the flat.

The Generals also received placings from first-year Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy), who finished sixth in the intermediate equitation over fences, sophomore Catherine Skitsko (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School), who finished fourth in the novice equitation over fences, junior Caitlin McCurdy (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville), who placed fourth in the novice equitation on the flat and junior Susan Taylor (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett), who finished fourth in the walk-trot.

W&L returns to action Sunday when they co-host the Hollins Invitational at Hollins.

Individual Results
Open Equitation Over Fences
3rd - Tamara Morse
6th - Allison Lemon
 
Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
6th - Collier McLeod
6th - Molly Rountree
 
Novice Equitation Over Fences
4th - Catherine Skitsko
 
Open Equitation on the Flat
2nd - Tamara Morse
2nd - Allison Lemon
 
Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
3rd - Collier McLeod
 
Novice Equitation on the Flat
4th - Caitlin McCurdy
 
Beginner Walk-Trot-Canter
1st - Kerriann Laubach
 
Walk-Trot
4th - Susan Taylor
 
 
Team Results
1 - Hollins University, 38
2 - Bridgewater College, 32
3 - Randolph College, 30
4 - Sweet Briar College, 26
5 - Washington & Lee University, 24
6 - Lynchburg College, 20
7 - University of Virginia, 16
8 - James Madison University, 14
9 - Longwood University, 13
10 - Radford University, 12

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