Women’s Rodeo team captures title at Vernon

The South Plains College women’s rodeo team captured the team title using strong performances at the Vernon College Rodeo.

The men’s and women’s team competed in the event, which was held on Oct. 2 at Vernon College.

Freshman Kaytlyn Miller placed first in goat tying with a run of 7.2 in the long round and 7.3 in the finals, averaging 14.5. Freshman Elle Eagles placed fifth in the event with a 7.7 run in the long round and an 8.7 in the finals, averaging 16.4.

Freshman Kody Criswell placed second in breakaway roping with a time of 2.4 in the long round and a 3.1 in the finals, averaging 5.5.

For the Texans, freshman Colton McCarley placed first in tie down roping with a time of 10.0 in the long round and an 8.3 in the finals, averaging 18.3.

Freshman Grady Quam and Cisco College’s Paden Bray tied for second place in team roping with SPC’s Hadley and Hayden Cloward. Quam and Bray posted a time of 7.1 in the long round and a 6.4 in the finals, averaging 13.5. Hadley and Hayden posted a time of 7.0 in the long round and a 6.5 in the finals, averaging 13.5 as well.

The SPC men’s and women’s rodeo teams also competed at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo in Alpine on Sept. 27.

For the Lady Texans, Miller captured the women’s all-around title. She placed second in goat tying with 110 points and recorded a 7.0 in the long round and a 6.5 in the short, finishing with an average of 13.5. Miller finished 10th in barrel racing, recording a time of 16.88 in the long round and a 22.17 in the finals.

Sophomore Delaney Kunau placed second in breakaway roping, after posting a 2.7 in the long round and a 2.8 in the finals, averaging 5.5. Freshman Carly Christian placed sixth, posting a 6.0 in the long round and a 13.0 in the finals, averaging a 16.0.

For the Texans, Freshman Cooper Bennett placed fourth in bareback riding. He posted a score of 74 in the long round and a score of 67 in the finals, ending with an average of 141.

Sophomore Britt Bedke placed sixth in steer wrestling, posting a 5.7 in the long round and a 14.1 in the finals. Freshman Tucker Kindt finished seventh after posting a time of 4.7 in the long round, but was unable to score in the finals.

Hadley and Hayden Cloward placed second in team roping, with a 5.2 run in the long round and a 6.9 in the finals, averaging 12.1.

The teams returned to action on Oct. 11 – Oct. 13, competing in Amarillo at the West Texas A&M Rodeo. Results were not available at press time.

Author: Kendall Rainer

Freshman at SPC from Georgetown, Texas. Photo Editor for the plainsman press

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