March 11, 2003
Auburn, Ala. – The USC Equestrian team had a successful weekend in their last weekend of regular season competition at Auburn University. The Hunt Seat Team won Saturday’s meet and the Western Team place third behind Auburn and Georgia, who tied for first place. On Sunday the Hunt Seat Team finished second behind Berry College.
Sophomore Kerrie Reeves was named Reserve High Point Rider on Western after winning Open Rail. Senior Sarah Tomasi tied with Auburn’s Jennifer Moody for Reserve High Point Rider in Hunt Sat on Sunday.
In Western, freshman Laura Pepkin won advanced horsemanship. The Western competition was a one-day show while Hunt Seat was two competitions over two days. Finishing first in the Hunt Seat competitions were senior Sarah Tomasi in open flat, junior Alexis Pospichil and junior Lindsey Wilson.
“As Always the team came together in the Gamecock spirit,” said sophomore Kerrie Reeves. “We never let winning get to our heads nor losing to get our hearts. We rode well and finished the weekend off great.
The Lady Gamecocks travel back to Auburn in two weeks for the beginning of postseason action. Individual qualifiers will compete for the opportunity to progress to Zone Finals.
Day 1 – March 8, 2003
WESTERN Reining: 5. Kerrie Reeves; 6. Courtney Borton
Open: 1. Kerrie Reeves; 4. Courtney Borton
Advanced: 1. Larua Pipkin; 4. Jessica Keels
Int: 3. Lindsey Weathers; 5. Amy Strong; 6. Asheligh Collins
Beginner: 6. Margy Myers
Open Flat: 3. Sarah Tomasi; 5. Molly Harrison
Intermediate Flat: 1. Alexis Pospischil; 1. Lindsey Wilson; 3. Lisa Wilson
Open Fences: 3. Tara Brothers; 4. Sarah Tomasi
Intermediate Fences: 1. Chelsea Koornick
Novice Flat: 1. Lauren Brown; 3. Jessica Keels; 4. Lindsey Weathers; 5. Asheligh Collins
Novice Fences: 3. Lindsey Wilson
Advanced WTC: 3. Amy Strong; 6. Kendra Burdette
Walk Trot: 4. Michelle Jenkins
,b> Day 2 – March 9, 2003
Open Flat: 1. Sarah Tomasi; 3. Tracy Tomala; 5. Kelly Girtman; 6. Brooke Spitzer
Int Flat: 3. Alexis Pospischil; 5. Lisa Wilson
Open Fences: 4. Sarah Tomasi
Int Fences: 2. Chelsea Koornick; 5. Lisa Boykin
Novice Flat: 1; Jessica Keels; 1. Laura Pipkin; 2. Kerrie Reeves; 3. Lisa Boykin; 5. Ashleigh Collins; 6. Lauren Brown; 6. Ashley Williams
Novice Fences: 4. Lindsey Wilson
Advanced WTC: 4. Kyra Hofford; 5. Amy Strong
Walk/Trot: 1. Michelle Jenkins; 6. Mary Meyers