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Boren Claims Tiedown Roping Event Title, Lady Texans add on to region-leading point total Saturday in Sweetwater

March 27, 2018

SPCSWEETWATER – The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams were back on the saddle this weekend in Sweetwater at the 2018 Ranger College Rodeo.

The Texans ended the weekend with a sixth-place team finish with 185 points, while the Lady Texans finished eighth with 25 points. With just three rodeos remaining, the Lady Texans sit atop the Southwest regional standings with 1,406 points, with Tarleton State in second with 1,209 points. The Texans currently sit in sixth place in the region with 1,120 points.

Sophomore Chet Boren rode his way to a first-place finish in tiedown roping with a long round time of 9.8, followed by a short run of 8.9, finishing with an overall average of 18.7 and 120 points, capturing the event title and currently ranks second in the region in the all-around standings with 535 points. The top two point holders in the final all-around standings qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Zack Kirkpatrick would tack on 65 points for the Texans in team roping, paring up with Texas Tech’s Kade Cotton. The duo ran an 8.5 in the long round followed by a 7.6 in the finals, finishing with a final average of 16.1.

The Lady Texans placed a pair of cowgirls in Saturday’s breakaway roping final round as Ashley Terrell placed fourth and Lariat Larner took seventh overall. Terrell opened with a long round time of 2.3, which she followed up with a 4.4 in the short round, picking up 85 individual points. Larner ran the fourth-fastest time in the long round with a 2.3, but missed in the finals, capping the event with a 14.80 average and earned 25 points for the Lady Texans.

The Lady Texans also placed a pair of cowgirls in Saturday’s goat tying finals as Shaylynne Reymore earned a fifth-place overall finish, posting a time of 7.9 in the long round followed by a 7.8 in the finals, tallying 40 individual points on the weekend. Dallyn, who currently ranks second in the region in goat tying, ran a 7.8 in the long round followed by a 10.5 in the finals, finishing with a final average of 18.3.

South Plains will return to the arena April 5-7 in Snyder at the Western Texas College Rodeo, followed by a trip to Big Spring April 12-14 for the Howard College Rodeo.

(thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College, http://www.spctexans.com)

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