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Equestrians leap to Hunt Seat Region 4 show title at ODU

October 29, 2017  |  Norfolk, Va. 

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Liberty University's Hunt Seat equestrian team recorded its highest point total of the season (41) to win Sunday's Region 4 show hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and move into a tie with Randolph-Macon College for second place in the season standings with 101 points.

The Lady Flames pulled away from RMC (35 points), Mary Washington (31), Sweet Briar College (29), William & Mary (29), Virginia Commonwealth (23), and Christopher Newport (19) to capture the team title.

Kendall Burnette and April Simmonds finished first and second in their respective classes; Isabella Cruz took home a blue ribbon.

Liberty's blue ribbon winners in the one-day event at ODU were junior Kendall Burdette in the Open Flat division, junior Isabella Cruz in Intermediate Flat, sophomore Amber Gayheart in Intermediate Fences, freshman Brooke Boan in Walk-Trot-Canter, and sophomores Sarah Reece and junior Ryan Wambolt in Walk-Trot.

Gayheart and Wambolt qualified for the Region 4 Championships to be held in late February.

Second-place finishers included Burdette in Open Fences, sophomore April Simmonds in Open Flat, senior Emily Chaffins in Walk-Trot-Canter, and sophomore Leah Brittin in Walk-Trot-Canter.

Liberty and Randolph trail only Sweet Briar College (103 points) going into this Saturday's show hosted by the University of Richmond in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

"We are hoping to score high enough to take the team lead and also to qualify a couple more of our riders for the Regional final in the individual divisions," Hunt Seat Head Coach Suzanne Flaig said.

A little rain didn't deter Liberty's Hunt Seat team from showing well and having fun at Old Dominion.

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Schedule
Results

No events scheduled for this team.

Feb 23
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat @ Regionals at Sweet Briar College
Champion WTC - Boan

Feb 17
Equestrian
at Western Show at Martin Community College
Top Finishers

Feb 17
Equestrian
vs. Hunt Seat @ University of Mary Washington
1st Place - Cooper

Feb 16
Equestrian
at Western Show at Martin Community College
Reserve High Point

Feb 16
Equestrian
vs. Hunt Seat @ University of Mary Washington
1st Place - Burdette

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