November 1, 2009

W&L Riding Finishes Fifth at University of Virginia IHSA Meet

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Washington and Lee riding team finished fifth out of 10 teams at the University of Virginia IHSA meet held on Sunday afternoon.

Lynchburg College won the event with 34 points, while Hollins (32), Sweet Briar (23), Bridgewater (22) and W&L (19) rounded-out the top five teams.

The Generals were led by sophomore Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), who finished as the high point rider for the event. It was her second high point rider finish of the weekend, as she also took the title on Saturday at the Bridgewater ISHA meet. Morse claimed runner-up finishes in both the open equitation on the flat and open equitation over fences on Sunday.

First-year Collier McLeod (Augusta, Va./Augusta Prep) also finished with a second place finish for the Generals in the intermediate equitation on the fence. W&L received strong finishes from junior Caitlin McCurdy (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville), who placed fourth in the novice equitation on the flat, while senior Amy Conant (Kearneysville, W.Va./Jefferson) finished sixth in the advanced walk-trot-canter.

The competition concluded the fall schedule for the W&L riding team. They will return to action Feb. 5 at the Randolph Invitational.
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IHSA
Individual Results

 
Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter
6th - Amy Conant
 
Novice Equitation on the Flat
4th - Caitlin McCurdy
 
Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
2nd - Collier McLeod
 
Open Equitation on the Flat
2nd - Tamara Morse

 
Open Equitation Over Fences
2nd - Tamara Morse
 
HIGH POINT RIDER - Tamara Morse
 
Team Results
1 - Lynchburg College, 34
2 - Hollins University, 32
3 - Sweet Briar College, 23
4 - Bridgewater College, 22
5 - Washington & Lee University, 19
6 - James Madison University, 15
7 - Randolph College, 12
8 - University of Virginia, 11
9 - Longwood University, 6
10 - Radford University, 0

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