W&L's Lemon Takes Reserve High Point Rider at Lynchburg/Randolph Invite

W&L's Lemon Takes Reserve High Point Rider at Lynchburg/Randolph Invite

LYNCHBURG, Va. – First-year rider Laura Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) was named the Reserve Champion High Point Rider as the Washington and Lee equestrian team finished seventh at the Randolph/Lynchburg IHSA Invitational on Friday.

Virginia, Sweet Briar and Bridgewater all tied for first place with 30 total points, while Randolph claimed 28 point for fourth and Lynchburg placed fifth with 26 points. Hollins notched sixth place (25), followed by W&L (21), James Madison (19), Longwood (9), Radford (6), Roanoke (6) and Mary Baldwin (5). 

Lemon led the Generals with the lone first-place performance on the day, winning the intermediate flat. She also came in second, along with teammate junior Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y./St. Paul's School), in open over fences.

Senior Gina Bufton (Preston, Md./Saint Peter and Paul) took second place in the novice flat, and senior Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) notched fourth-place showings in open on flat and open over fences. Sophomore Rachel Christensen (East Brunswick, N.J./East Brunswick) recorded fourth in walk-trot-canter. 

Other top performances include Stevenson taking fifth in intermediate flat, sophomore Megan Shearer (Columbia, Md./Notre Dame Prep) placing fifth in walk-trot, first-year Sara Cook (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) registering a sixth-place finish in intermediate fences and senior Keriann Laubach (McMurray, Pa./Peter Township) placing sixth in walk-trot-canter.

W&L returns to action on Sunday, when it travels to the Sweet Briar IHSA Invitational, set to begin at 10:00 am.


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T-1. Virginia, 30
T-1. Sweet Briar, 30
T-1. Bridgewater, 30
4. Randolph, 28
5. Lynchburg, 26
6. Hollins, 25
7. Washington and Lee, 21
8. James Madison, 19
9. Longwood, 9
10. Radford, 6
11. Roanoke, 6
12. Mary Baldwin, 5



Open on Flat
4th - Molly Rountree

Open over Fences
T-2nd - Claire Stevenson
T-2nd - Laura Lemon
4th - Molly Rountree

Intermediate Flat
1st - Laura Lemon
5th - Claire Stevenson

Intermediate Fences
6th - Sara Cook

Novice Flat
2nd - Gina Bufton

4th - Rachel Christensen
6th - Keriann Laubach

5th - Megan Shearer