by Kendall Rainer
The South Plains College women’s rodeo team placed second in their 2019 season opener at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo.
The Rodeo was held Sept. 21 in Portales, New Mexico.
The Lady Texans earned 195 team points to place second, behind Sul Ross State University that placed first with 230 points. Eastern New Mexico placed third with 185 points, and Texas Tech University placed fourth with 120 points.
Sophomore Kaytlyn Miller earned 110 points in the goat tying event. She posted a time of 8.4 seconds in the long round and an 8.5 in the short round, ending with an average time of 16.9 for the event. Sophomore Elle Eagles placed ninth in the event, earning 60 points. She posted a time of 7.4 in the long round and 15.2 in the short round, finishing with an average of 22.6.
In breakaway roping, Miller placed eighth, earning 25 points. She posted a time of 2.6 in the long round, but did not post a time in the finals, finishing with an average time of 102.6.
The Texans placed 10th in the team standings with 50 points.
In steer wrestling, freshman Clay Guthrie posted a time of 4.3 in the long round, but did not post a time in the short round. He finished in eighth place with an average of 104.3. Logan Kenline placed ninth with a time of 4.6 in the long round and no time in the finals, finishing with an average of 104.6. Dawson Stewart placed 10th with a run of 5.1 in the long round and no time in the short round, finishing with an average of 105.1.
Daryan Dominguez paired up with Texas Tech’s David Palma in team roping. The two placed first with a time of 4.9 in the long round. They later ran a 6.0 in the finals, averaging 10.9 for the event.
The SPC teams competed in the Sul Ross State University Rodeo on Sept. 26 – Sept. 28 in Alpine. Results were not available at press time.