Hornet Equestrian takes Fourth at ODAC Championship

For immediate release – 4/6/2012 – #337
Hornet Equestrian takes Fourth at ODAC Championship

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LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College equestrian team finished fourth Friday at the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Equestrian Championships. It was the Hornets' best showing since the 2007 season.

Senior Kelly Gerland finished fifth individually to earn All-ODAC honors and junior Rachel Jones was sixth to take home all-conference honors as well. Senior Jordan Rooney finished 15th and freshman Bryce Extine was 23rd. Lynchburg's strongest event was Equitation Over Fences on Course B, placing second with 240 points.

Sweet Briar College won the team championship with Hollins University close behind in second. The ODAC Rider of the Year was Emma Lane Poole from Hollins and Mimi Wroten from Sweet Briar took home Coach of the Year honors.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Sweet Briar - 16 pts.
2. Hollins - 15 pts.
3. Randolph - 10 pts.
4. Lynchburg - 9 pts. *
5. Washington and Lee - 9 pts. *
6. Bridgewater - 7 pts.

Equitation Over Fences - Course A
1. Sweet Briar - 238.25 (7 pts.)
2. Randolph - 235.25 (5 pts.)
3. Hollins - 235.0 (4 pts.)
4. Lynchburg - 233.25 (3 pts.)
5. Washington and Lee - 221.0 (2 pts.)
6. Bridgewater - 204.75 (1 pt.)

Equitation Over Fences - Course B
1. Hollins - 243.375 (7 pts.)
2. Lynchburg - 240.0 (5 pts.)
3. Washington and Lee - 236.0 (4 pts.)
4. Randolph - 227.375 (3 pts.)
5. Sweet Briar - 218.5 (2 pts.)
6. Bridgewater - 209.0 (1 pt.)

Equitation Over Flats
1. Sweet Briar - 161.5 (7 pts.)
2. Bridgewater - 156.25 (5 pts.)
3. Hollins - 155.5 (4 pts.)
4. Washington and Lee - 153.5 (3 pts.)
5. Randolph - 152.25 (2 pts.)
6. Lynchburg - 148.0 (1 pt.)

* Tie was broken based on highest team point totals combining both Equitation Over Fences rounds (LC: 477.25; W&L: 457.0).

ALL-ODAC RIDING TEAM
Sarah Brown, Hollins
Emma Lane Poole, Hollins
Kelly Gerland, Lynchburg
Rachel Jones, Lynchburg
Jennifer Fowler, Randolph
Lizzie Kerron, Randolph
Stephany West, Randolph
Ali Davidson, Sweet Briar
Charlotte Keesler, Washington and Lee
Tamara Morse, Washington and Lee

ODAC Rider of the Year: Emma Lane Poole, Hollins
ODAC Coach of the Year: Mimi Wroten, Sweet Briar
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Charlotte Keesler, Washington and Lee
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Tamara Morse, Washington and Lee

Individual results:

Highest average equals highest placing.  The number in parentheses after the rider's average is rider's overall individual placing in the event.  


Bridgewater
Tara Deckel - 66.75 avg (21)
Alex Szucs - 63.25 (22)
Juliana Peterson - 68.875 (17)
Emily Manos - 69.25 (16)

Hollins
Sarah Jarosinski - 72.25 (11)
Sarah Brown - 81.125 (3)
Meredith McDonnell - 68.1875 (19)
Emma Lane Poole - 85.0 (1)

Lynchburg
Bryce Extine - 58.75 (23)
Jordan Rooney - 70.75 (15)
Rachel Jones - 79.5 (6)
Kelly Gerland - 80.375 (5)

Randolph
Lauren Dees - 68.375 (18)
Stephany West - 77.75 (8)
Jennifer Fowler - 78.5625 (7)
Lizzie Kerron - 74.4375 (10)

Sweet Briar
Lauren Perhala - 72.25 (11)
Kathryne Richard - 66.875 (20)
Olivia Smith - 71.375 (13)
Ali Davidson - 82.75 (2)

Washington and Lee
Molly Rountree - 71.0 (14)
Maia Robbins - 49.75 (24)
Charlotte Keesler - 80.5 (4)
Tamara Morse - 77.0 (9)