Rodeo teams have good performances with season winding down

by STEVEN GEHEGAN//Sports Editor

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The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams are having strong individual performances as the season progresses.

The teams competed in the Howard College Rodeo, which was held April 6 – April 8 in Big Spring.

In the barrel racing event, sophomore Rainy Robinson posted a time of 16.35 seconds in the long run and 16.45 seconds in the short run, scoring 60 points and placing fifth.

In the breakaway roping event, freshman Baylee Henderson posted a time of 2.9 seconds in the long run and 12.5 seconds in the short run, scoring 10 points and tying for ninth place.

In the men’s competition, freshman Chet Boren posted a time of 4.2 seconds in the long run and 3.9 seconds in the short run in steer wrestling, scoring 160 points and placing first. Sophomore Coy Surrett posted a time of 4.8 seconds in the long run and 4.1 seconds in the short run, scoring 100 points and tying for third.

In the team roping event, freshman Denton Halford and sophomore Kade Cotton posted a time of 7.7 seconds in the long run and 11.9 seconds in the short run, scoring 20 points and placing seventh.

The rodeo teams also competed in the Western Texas College Rodeo on March 30 – April 1 in Snyder.

The women failed to earn any points in the events that they participated in.

In the goat tying event, freshman Sierra White posted a time of 7.6 seconds in the long run and 10.6 seconds in the short run, placing 11th. Freshman Megan Burbidge posted a time of 7.6 seconds in the long run and 10.7 seconds in the short run, placing 12th.

In the barrel racing event, freshman Alex Odle posted a time of 14.27 seconds in the long run and 19.38 seconds in the short run, placing 10th.

The men’s team scored 215 points at Synder, which earned them sixth place. All off their points were scored by Boren, who tallied 150 points, and freshman Zach Kirkpatrick, who scored 65 points.

In the tiedown roping event, Kirkpatrick posted a time of 9 seconds in the long run and 11.1 seconds in the short run, placing fifth. Freshman Jhett Trenary posted a time of 9.5 seconds in the long run and 109.5 seconds in the short run, placing 10th.

In the steer wrestling event, Boren posted a time of 4.1 seconds in the long run and 3.9 seconds in the short run, placing first. Freshman Cameron McCarley posted a time of 5.4 seconds in the long run and 3.8 seconds in the short run, placing second.

The teams also competed in the Ranger College Rodeo, which took place from March 23-March 25 in Ranger, Texas.

In the goat tying event, Burbidge posted a time of 7.7 seconds in the long run and 11.6 seconds in the short run, scoring 30 points and tying for eighth.

In the barrel racing event, Robinson posted a time of 17.61 seconds in the long run and 17.55 seconds in the short run, scoring 140 points and placing second. Odle posted a time of 17.65 seconds in the long run and 17.71 seconds in short run, scoring 100 points and placing fourth.

In men’s competition, Trenary posted a time of 9.1 seconds in the long run and 10.6 seconds in the short run in tiedown roping, scoring 70 points and tying for fifth. Sophomore Hadley Cloward posted a time of 9.4 seconds in the long run and 23.1 seconds in the short run, scoring 20 points and placing eighth.

In the steer wrestling event, McCarley posted a time of 4.4 seconds in the long run and 7.2 seconds in the short run, placing first. Freshman Chase Wilson posted a time of 6.1 seconds in the long run and 5.6 seconds in the short run, scoring 110 points and placing second. Freshman Payson Moore posted a time of 4.4 seconds in the long run and 15.3 seconds in the long run, scoring 55 points and placing fifth. Kirkpatrick posted a time of 5.2 seconds in the long run and 100 seconds in the short run, scoring 20 points and placing ninth.

[Photo by TOVI OYERVIDEZ/PLAINSMAN PRESS]

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