Equestrian Draws Closer to Standings Lead

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 02/06/2012
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PLANTATION, Fla. - The College of Charleston equestrian team closed the gap in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 5 Region 3 standings with second and first place finishes at the University of Miami and Florida International University Shows, respectively, at the Plantation Equestrian Center.

Savannah College of Art and Design edged the Cougars at Miami on Saturday but CofC surged back to win convincingly at FIU on Sunday to pull within nine points of standings-leading SCAD.

The results of Saturday's show hinged all the way to the final event before SCAD notched the win with 39 points to CofC's 38 and University of Central Florida's 37.

The Cougars got best-in-class performances out of Eliza Hay in the Open Fences (section B), McKenzie Armour in the Open Flat (section B), Sophie Gotwald in the Intermediate Fences (section B), Emily McKee in the Intermediate Flat (section B), Danielle Huntsman in the Novice Fences (section A), Trudy Noll in the Novice Flat (section F) and Janie Goodwin in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter (section A).

The Cougars finished six points ahead of second-place UCF on Sunday and benefited in the overall standings from SCAD slipping to third place on the day.

CofC was led by high-point rider of the day Danielle Huntsman who was best-in-class in both the Novice Fences (section B) and the Intermediate Flat (section A). McKenzie Armour championed the Open Flat (section B) and Kat Inkley took the crown in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter (section B) as well.

The Cougars will now break briefly before a Sunday, Feb. 26 show at Georgia Southern.


Saturday's Results  
SCAD 39 
College of Charleston  38 
University of Central Florida  37 
Florida State 29 
University of Florida  23 
Georgia Southern  18 
University of Tampa  13 
FIU  12 
South Florida  11 
Miami  11 
Florida Atlantic  10 
North Florida 
Sunday's Results   
College of Charleston  41 
UCF   35 
SCAD  34 
FIU  31 
Georgia Southern  30 
Tampa  17 
FAU  15 
Florida State  14 
Miami  13 
Florida  12 
South Florida  11
North Florida 
Overall IHSA Zone 5 Region 3 Standings   
SCAD  257 
College of Charleston  248 
Georgia Southern  213 
UCF  194 
Florida State  132 
Florida   112 
FIU  105 
Miami  101 
Florida Atlantic  88 
South Florida  69 
Tampa  62 
North Florida  40 
Wesleyan  33 
Rollins  30 
Mercer  23 
CCF  23