February 22, 2010

W&L Riding Finishes Fourth at Sweet Briar Invitational

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The Washington and Lee riding team finished tied for fourth out of 12 teams at the Sweet Briar Invitational held on Sunday afternoon.

Randolph College won the event with 36 points, followed by Sweet Briar (35) and Hollins (33) in the top three. W&L was part of a three-way tie with Bridgewater and the University of Virginia for fourth place with 26 points. Lynchburg College (20), Roanoke College (14), Radford University (11), James Madison University (10), Longwood (5) and Liberty College (1) rounded-out the standings.

The Generals were led by sophomore Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), who finished first in the open on the flat and first-year Collier McLeod (Augusta, Va./Augusta Prep), who took the intermediate over fences. With her top finish on the flat, Morse qualified for the regional championships in the event and remains second in the standings for the Cacchione Cup, which is awarded to the top regional rider at the end of the season.

The Generals will return to action on Sunday as they travel to Hollins.
 
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IHSA
Individual Results

Open Equitation on the Flat
1st - Tamara Morse
4th - Allison Lemon
 
Open Equitation Over Fences
5th - Tamara Morse
 
Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
4th - Collier McLeod
 
Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
1st - Collier McLeod
 
Novice Equitation on the Flat
6th - Libby Nicksick
 
Novice Equitation Over Fences
3rd - Caitlin McCurdy
6th - Catherine Skitsko
 
Walk-Trot
4th - Evelyn Norton

Team Results

1 - Sweet Briar, 35
2 - Hollins, 33
3 - Randolph, 27
4T - Washington & Lee, 26
4T - UVA, 26
4T - Bridgewater, 26
7 - Lynchburg, 20
8 - Roanoke, 14
9 - Radford, 11
10- JMU, 10
11- Longwood, 5
12- Liberty, 1

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