Southeastern Rodeo Opens Spring at KSU
By Randy Bruce
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Southeastern opened the spring portion of its schedule with a trip to Manhattan, Kan., to compete in the Kansas State Rodeo Feb. 21-23.
Ethan Fox and teammate Chase Boekhaus of Northwestern Oklahoma State turned in a blistering run of 5.1 in the first round of Team Roping competition, which was fast enough for first place.
Unfortunately, the dup came back and had a no time in the short go round of competition.
Luckily there were only three out of eleven times posted in the short go round of competition which allowed Fox and Boekhaus to capture a fourth place finish in the average in a field of ninety-eight competitors.
The team of Chase Bowers and Megan White of Southwestern Oklahoma State clocked a time of 8.8, as did the duo of Ari-Anna Flynn and Trisha Price of NWOSU.
The two teams were just short of qualifying for the short round of competition.
Micaela Carlile clocked a time of 13.09 in the first round of the barrel racing competition which was fast enough to bring Carlile back in 10th place in the short go round of competition.
There she proceeded to improve her time by four-tenths of a second with a 12.69.
That mark gave Carlile a second place showing in the short go-round of competition and her times combined gave her average time of 25.78 good enough for a second place finish, topping over 108 competitors.
Three other SE riders competed in the barrel racing competition. Katelyn Prentice and Flynn both would have qualified for the short go -round but both competitors hit a barrel which eliminated them from qualifying for the short-go round of competition.
Renee Hays of SOSU placed in 11th place and was just shy of qualifying for the short go round.
Top fifteen finishes at KSU:
Renee Hayes-Breakaway-14th, Barrel Race-11th; Cooper Ratliff-Calf Roping-11th, Team Roping-15th; Jake Dudley-15th in team roping with Cooper Ratliff; Chisum Ratliff-12th place Calf Roping; Callie Hewiit-2.5 plus 10 second penalty -broke the barrier=12.5 breakaway roping; Lacey Kessler-2.5 plus 10 second penalty-broke the barrier=12.5 breakaway roping.
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