K-State Hunt Team Has Strong Finish to Season
Feb. 17, 2002
College Station, Texas - The Kansas State hunt equestrian team completed its regular season with a third-place finish, Sunday afternoon, in the third of three weekend shows at the N.W. Dick Freeman Arena. Oklahoma State (34), Texas A&M (28), and K-State (21) rounded out the top three team finishers.
"We had a strong season. I believe that we are going to do even better next year," said Meghan Cunningham, the hunt coach.
The 'Cats finished third in the region with 228 points. Oklahoma State finished first with 245, followed by Texas A&M with 229.
First-place trophies were earned by Jessica Gittleman in walk/trot and Kelli Wilson in novice flat. Individuals earning second-place finishes were Brett Beale in novice flat, Natalie Bennett in novice fences, Emily Mertz in intermediate fences and open flat, Kristy Rue in intermediate flat, and Sarah Waxman in intermediate flat.
Stephanie Angalet (beginner walk/trot/canter) joined Angie Guglielmino (intermediate flat), Lindsey Hill (walk/trot), Kelli Wilson (advanced walk/trot/canter),and Allison Woodworth (open fences) in qualifying for the Regional competition.
"We are going to be practicing three times a week on horses. And hopefully riding different horses than what they are used to. We are also going to be intensifying practices to get ready for the Regional competition," said Cunningham.
Regional competition will be hosted by West Texas A&M in Caynon, Texas, on March 9th.
1. Oklahoma State 34
Open Fences - 4. Dehlia Burden, 4. Maureen Reynolds, 5. Allison Woodworth