Equestrian Advances to VENC Second Round
Four Wildcat riders picked up wins for K-State in the reining section, including senior Tara Hallan and junior Kaylee Stout. Sophomore Alecia Zimbelman led the Wildcats in the reining category as she defeated Hannah Derks, 143-137. With the win, Zimbelman advanced her overall record to 10-4-1 with three MVP honors for the year. Junior Morgan Campbell upended Stephanie Sanders, 136-0, en route to a victory.
In the horsemanship category, the Wildcats were paced by senior Alyssa Freeman, who rode past Stephanie Sanders, 140.5-138, to improve her record in horsemanship to 13-3 with one MVP award on the season. Senior Jana Lechtenberg also advanced her overall record to 10-6 by defeating Kendra Leake, 145-138.5. Juniors Laura Browne and Mikaela Sundgren helped advance the Wildcats to the second day of the championships by earning victories as well.
In Hunter Seat competition, the only Wildcat rider registering a win over fences was junior Kendall Marvin, who rode past Brittany Kasparack, 151-140. Marvin now owns six victories on the season for K-State.
Senior Whitney Snyder guided the Wildcats on the flat by defeating Hilary Mason, 156-136. Snyder advanced her overall record to 19-10-1 with five MVP honors for the year. Other riders helping K-State past the Skyhawks were seniors Paige Kovari and Leslie Yates.
K-State's western squad then went on to begin second round action against No. 4 seeded
The Wildcat's Hunter Seat squad also faced off against top-seeded
Final results from the first round of competition are as follows.
Morgan Campbell 136 vs Stephanie Sanders 0
Tara Hallan 135.5 vs Lauren Eichstadt 125.5
Alecia Zimbelman 143 vs Hannah Derks 137
Kaylee Stout 132 vs Kendra Leake 0
Laura Browne 141.5 vs Sally Armstrong 0
Mikaela Sundgren 145.5 vs Hannah Derks 137.5
Jana Lechtenberg 145 vs Kendra Leake 138.5
Alyssa Freeman 140.5 vs Stephanie Sanders 138
Total: KSU 8 UTM 0
Hunter Seat competition
Equitation over Fences:
Kendall Marvin 151 vs Brittany Kasparack 140
Jen Rawle 144 vs Madeline Brown 145
Whitney Snyder 154 vs Michelle Thompson 156
Leslie Yates 145 vs Carline Cramer 150
Equitation on the Flat:
Paige Kovari 114 vs Kelsey Abell 100
Whitney Snyder 156 vs Hilary Mason 136
Dresden Sommer 123 vs Caroline Cramer 132
Leslie Yates 161 vs Michelle Thompson 126
Total: KSU 4 UTM 4
Tiebreaker: KSU 890 UTM 845
2009 VENC Schedule
(All times other than daily start times are estimations)
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