W&L Riding Competes at Bridgewater IHSA Event

W&L Riding Competes at Bridgewater IHSA Event

BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- The Washington and Lee riding team finished fifth out of 10 teams at the Bridgewater College IHSA meet held on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals were led by sophomore Tamara Morse (Bristow, Va./Brentsville) and first-year Collier McLeod (Augusta, Ga./Augusta Prep), who competed in a four-way ride-off with two riders from Hollins for the high-point rider honors.  Morse finished as the championship tricolor, while McLeod was the reserve.

Morse finished first in the open flat and third in the over fences, while McLeod was first in the intermediate flat and third in the intermediate fences.

Junior Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) and senior Brooks Vardell (Larchmont, N.Y./Rye Country Day) both finished second in the open flat and first-year Keriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) was second in the walk-trot-canter.

The Generals also compete on Sunday in the University of Virginia event.

October 31, 2009

Individual Results

Open Equitation Over Fences
3rd - Tamara Morse
5th - Allison Lemon

Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
3rd - Collier McLeod

Novice Equitation Over Fences
6th - Catherine Skitsko

Open Equitation on the Flat
1st - Tamara Morse
2nd - Allison Lemon
2nd - Brooks Vardell

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
1st - Collier McLeod
4th - Cortney Patterson

Beginner Walk-Trot-Canter
2nd - Kerriann Laubach

5th - Evelyn Norton

Team Results
1. Bridgewater College, 36
2. Hollins University, 35
3. James Madison University, 31
4. Lynchburg College, 30
5. Washington & Lee University, 28
6. Sweet Briar College, 23
7. University of Virginia, 18
7. Longwood University, 18
9. Randolph College, 15
9. Radford University, 6