W&L Riding Opens Season at Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational

W&L Riding Opens Season at Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee riding team kicked off its 2012-13 campaign with competition at the Randolph/Lynchburg IHSA Invitational on Friday evening.

The Generals finished the day in eighth place, recording 18 points as a team. Lynchburg led the 12-team group with 37 points, followed by Bridgewater (34) in second, while Randolph and Hollins tied for third with 33 points. Sweet Briar (30), Virginia (27), James Madison (25), W&L, Longwood (16), Radford (11), Roanoke (4) and Mary Baldwin (2) wrapped up the team results.

Junior Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y./St. Paul's School) led W&L with a first-place finish in intermediate flat. Stevenson also was sixth in the open over fences.

Senior Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) took second in the open over fences and fourth in open on the flat.

Other top-five performances include third place in intermediate over fences by first-year Sara Cook (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), fourth by sophomore Sarah Ward (Dayton, Va./Turner Ashby) in novice flat and a fourth-place finish in the beginning section of walk-trot-canter by sophomore Rachel Christensen (East Brunswick, N.J./East Brunswick).

The Generals return to action on October 20, when they compete at the Hollins IHSA Invitational.


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RC/LC IHSA Invitational


1. Lynchburg - 37
2. Bridgewater - 34
3T. Hollins - 33
3T. Randolph - 33
5. Sweet Briar - 30
6. Virginia - 27
7. James Madison - 25
8. W&L - 18
9. Longwood - 16
10. Radford - 11
11. Roanoke - 4
12. Mary Baldwin - 2


Open Over Fences
2nd - Molly Rountree
6th - Claire Stevenson

Intermediate Over Fences
3rd - Sara Cook

Novice Over Fences
5th - Gina Bufton
5th - Caroline Bearden

Open on Flat
4th - Molly Rountree

Intermediate Flat
1st - Claire Stevenson
4th - Stephanie Malaska

Novice Flat
4th - Sarah Ward
6th - Caroline Bearden

Walk-trot-canter (Advanced)
5th - Keriann Laubach

Walk-trot-canter (Beginner)
4th Rachel Christensen

5th - Megan Shearer