Western team places third in first of two shows at Campbell
February 1, 2015 | Buies Creek, N.C.
First-place showings by Beginner Kaitlyn Quesinberry and sophomore Intermediate Level 2 level rider Kayla Sims on consecutive days helped lead Liberty University's Western equestrian team to a third-place team finish last weekend at Campbell (N.C.) University.
Meanwhile, Novice rider Kari Hicks, a freshman, placed first on Saturday and fourth on Sunday to move to within three points of qualifying for the IHSA Regional championships for Western riders, set for March 1 in Chatham, Va.
Also for the Lady Flames, Avonlea Kinser placed third in the Advanced category on Saturday before moving up to second on Sunday while freshman Chelsea Cepeda won the Intermediate 1 division on Saturday and finished fourth in that division on Sunday. Junior Bri Henry improved from her fifth-place finish in Intermediate 2 on Saturday to move up to second place on Sunday while sophomore Paige Brinkley took fourth in that division both days.
Liberty also had a few men's riders place well in the Western shows, with juniors Micah Armbrust and Andrew Start both finishing second in Beginners on Saturday and third on Sunday and sophomore Graham Young placing fourth in that category on both days.