W&L Riding Places Third At Bridgewater Invite

W&L Riding Places Third At Bridgewater Invite

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Washington and Lee riding team captured third place with four first-place finishes at the Bridgewater IHSA Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The top-four places differed by just four points with Virginia recording 32 points for the top spot. Sweet Briar placed second with 31 points, W&L notched 29 points for third, and Randolph and Lynchburg each tallied 28 points to tie for fourth. Bridgewater (21), Hollins (20), Radford (18), James Madison (17), Roanoke (13), Longwood (12) and Mary Baldwin (1) wrapped up the team results.

Senior Molly Rountree (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy) and junior Claire Stevenson (Southampton, N.Y./St. Paul's School) opened the day with wins in the open over fences.

Sophomore Rachel Christensen (East Brunswick, N.J./East Brunswick) registered a win in the beginning section of walk-trot-canter and sophomore Megan Shearer (Columbia, Md./Notre Dame Prep) took first place in the walk-trot.

In the novice over fences, sophomore Charlotte Magee (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) and first-year Caroline Bearden (Summit, N.J./Summit) finished second and third, respectively.

Other top performances include first-year Sara Cook (Roanoke, Va./Sewickley Academy) in third in intermediate over fences, senior Stephanie Malaska (Chesterfield, Va./Eastside Catholic) taking fourth in intermediate over fences, sophomore Ainsley Bloomer (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) recording a sixth-place finish in the walk-trot and first-year Haley Miller (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) placing sixth in the novice flat.

The Generals return to action on December 1, when they compete at the Sweet Briar IHSA Invitational.


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1. UVA, 32
2. Sweet Briar, 31
3. W&L, 29
T4. Randolph, 28
T4. Lynchburg, 28
6. Bridgewater, 21
7. Hollins, 20
8. Radford, 18
9. JMU, 17
10. Roanoke, 13
11. Longwood, 12
12. Mary Baldwin, 1



Open Over Fences
Claire Stevenson - 1st
Molly Rountree - 1st

Intermediate Over Fences
Sara Cook - 3rd
Stephanie Malaska - 4th

Novice Over Fences
Charlotte Magee - 2nd
Caroline Bearden - 3rd

Novice Flat
Haley Miller - 6th

Walk-Trot-Canter, Beginner
Rachel Christesen - 1st

Megan Shearer - 1st
Ainsley Bloomer - 6th