W&L Equestrian Finishes Second at ODAC Championships

W&L Equestrian Finishes Second at ODAC Championships

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The Washington and Lee equestrian team highlighted its 2012-13 season with a second-place finish at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships on Friday afternoon at the Rogers Riding Center.

Hollins took the team title with 21 overall points, while W&L recorded 13 points for second and host Sweet Briar totaled 12 points for third. With 11 total points, Randolph claimed fourth, Bridgewater registered fifth with five points and Lynchburg wrapped up the team results with four points for sixth.

Senior Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) led the Generals with a seventh-place individual finish overall to earn All-ODAC honors. She recorded 84.0, 73.5 and 86.0 points in the three events to average 78.75 total points. In two events, junior Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y./St. Paul's School) averaged 77.75 total points (77.25, 78.25) for eighth place and also garnered all-conference accolades.

Also competing on the day were first-years Laura Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) and Sara Cook (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy). Lemon placed 11th after averaging 76.625 points and Cook finished 17th with 71.25 points. 

Sarah Brown from Hollins was named the Rider of the Year after winning the overall competition, while McKenzie Canard from Lynchburg collected Rookie of the Year laurels and Elizabeth Hansbrough from Sweet Briar was tabbed as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

With the conclusion of the ODAC Championship, W&L has ended its 2012-13 season.


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