March 9, 2010

W&L Riding Takes Part in Collegiate Cup

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee riding team of sophomore Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), junior Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) and first-year Collier McLeod (Augusta, Ga./Augusta Prep) finished third at the Collegiate Cup held at the Virginia Horse Center on Saturday afternoon.

Morse, Lemon and McLeod took the third spot behind teams from University of Virginia and Virginia Intermont. The team of senior Emily Coyle (Seattle, Wash./Lakeside), junior Caitlin McCurdy (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Hollins’ Elysse Stolpe also competed, finishing seventh.

Lemon had the strongest individual showing, finishing as the high scorer in the intermediate over fences, while claiming the championship in the adult amateur hunter division, second in the ariat adult medal class and third in the intermediate flat. She also received best adult amateur rider accolades during the competition.

Other top finishes for the Generals included Morse taking third in the open flat and McLeod taking the fourth spot in the novice flat.

The Generals will return to action on Apr. 9 as they take part in the ODAC Championship, hosted by Randolph College.

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