W&L Equestrian Finishes Eighth at Sweet Briar Invitational

W&L Equestrian Finishes Eighth at Sweet Briar Invitational

SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- The Washington and Lee equestrian team finished the Sweet Briar IHSA Invitational tied for eighth place with Radford on Saturday afternoon. The Generals retain their fourth place spot in the regional rankings, while Sweet Briar took the lead over Bridgewater and Randolph.

The Generals started the competition off strong with Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y. / St. Paul's School) taking fourth place in open over fences, followed by Laura Lemon (Roanoke, Va. / North Cross) placing sixth. Stevenson and Lemon continued their success by tying for third place in open on the flat.

Maia Robbins (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside School) also picked up a Top 3 finish, placing third in the intermediate equitation over fences. She also finished in sixth place in the intermediate equitation on the flat.

Charlotte Magee (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Latin) finished the day with two Top 5 finishes, taking home fourth in the novice over fences, while Laurel Romano (Milford, Ohio / Saint Ursula Academy) placed sixth. Magee also finished fifth in novice on the flat.

Other Top 5 finishes include a third place finish by Jennifer Lee (Ellicott City, Md. / Centennial) in the advanced walk-trot-canter, a fourth place finish by Shelby Barada (Paget, Bermuda / New Canaan) in the walk-trot and a fifth place finish by Alex Vittitow (Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart Academy) in the walk-trot division.

Team Results
1- Sweet Briar College, 43
2- Bridgewater College, 38
3T-Randolph College, 33
     Hollins University, 33
5- Lynchburg College, 22
6T- University of Virginia, 20
      James Madison University, 20
8T- Washington and Lee University, 19
      Radford University, 19
10- Roanoke College, 11
11- Liberty University, 2

Individual Results
Open Equitation Over Fences:
4th- Claire Stevenson
6th- Laura Lemon
Open Equitation on the Flat:
3rd- Claire Stevenson
3rd- Laura Lemon
Intermediate Equitation Over Fences:
3rd- Maia Robbins
Intermediate Equitation on the Flat:
6th- Maia Robbins
Novice Equitation Over Fences:
4th- Charlotte Magee
6th- Laurel Romano
Novice Equitation on the Flat:
5th- Charlotte Magee
Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter:
3rd- Jenny Lee
4th- Shelby Barada
5th- Alex Vittitow