W&L Riding Has Third-Place Showing at Bridgewater IHSA Invitational

W&L Riding Has Third-Place Showing at Bridgewater IHSA Invitational

WEYERS CAVE, Va. – The Washington and Lee equestrian team tallied 34 points to finish in third place out of 12 teams on Saturday at the Bridgewater IHSA Invitational.

Sweet Briar won the event with 38 points. Bridgewater posted 35 points to place second and W&L followed in third with 34 points. Lynchburg registered 32 points for fourth, while UVA and James Madison tied for fifth with 25 points each.  Randolph (23), Emory & Henry (21), Roanoke (20), Hollins (17), Ferrum (8) and Radford (6) completed the team results.

The Generals recorded seven Top 3 showings and placed in 10 out of 16 events at the invitational.

First-year Elise George (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic) claimed the intermediate equitation over fences, while first-year Sarah Walters (Glen Arm, Md. / McDonogh School) and juniors Caleigh Wells (Calabasas, Calif. / Louisville) Katherine Pranka had second-place finishes.

Walters took second in the novice equitation over fences. Wells finished second in the open equitation over fences, while Pranka placed second in the walk-trot-canter (beginner).

First-year Charlotte Hereford (Staunton, Va. / Stuart Hall School), sophomore Parrish Preston (Nashville, Tenn. / Montgomery Bell Academy) and senior Laura Lemon (Roanoke, Va. / North Cross) all earned third-place finishes. Hereford finished in the Top 3 in the walk-trot-canter (advanced) and Preston placed third in the walk-trot event. Lemon took third in open equitation on the flat.

With its third-place showing, W&L has totaled 193 points to sit in fifth in the Regional Team Standings. Randolph (214) currently leads the standings. Bridgewater (208) and Sweet Briar (199) are ranked second and third, while Emory & Henry is in fourth place with 196 points.

The Generals return to the field on February 27, when they compete at the Hollins IHSA Invitational.

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Team Results (3rd of 12)
 
1 – Sweet Briar, 38
2 – Bridgewater, 35
3 – Washington & Lee
4 – Lynchburg, 32
5T – UVA, 25
5T – James Madison, 25
7 – Randolph, 23
8 – Emory & Henry, 21
9 – Roanoke, 20
10- Hollins, 17
11- Ferrum, 8
12- Radford, 6

Individual Results
 
Open Equitation Over Fences
2nd – Caleigh Wells
4th – Laura Lemon
5th – Ashley Ooms
 
Open Equitation on the Flat
3rd – Laura Lemon
 
Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
1st – Elise George
 
Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
4th - Laurel Romano
 
Novice Equitation Over Fences
2nd – Sarah Walters
 
Walk-Trot-Canter (Adv.)
3rd – Charlotte Hereford
 
Walk-Trot-Canter (Beg.)
2nd – Katherine Pranka
 
Walk-Trot
3rd – Parrish Preston

Regional Team Standings
 
1 – Randolph, 214
2 – Bridgewater, 208
3 – Sweet Briar, 199
4 – Emory & Henry, 196
5 – Washington & Lee, 193
6 – Lynchburg, 192
7 – UVA, 179
8 – Hollins, 178
9 – James Madison, 165
10- Roanoke, 89
11- Ferrum, 75
12- Radford, 68
13- Mary Baldwin, 7