February 27, 2005

Equestrian Team Finishes Second At Wesleyan

Feb. 25, 2005

Middletown, CT - In another tight show the equestrian team finished second, in the Wesleyan show this afternoon. With the second place finish the Bears still hold a five-point lead over UConn in the region.

The Bears opened up in open fences point rider Jamie Peddy led the squad with a first place finish while Gillian Heinecke placed second and Alexis Gilbard took third. Whitney Keefe rounded out the Bears top finishers placing in sixth. In intermediate fences point rider Marissa Geoffroy and Jade Palomino both finished second in their respective classes while Grace Peloquin placed fourth. Kim Mickenberg and Rachel Lubin competed in their first show for the Bears and rode beautiful finishing third and fourth in novice fences. Also finishing fourth in her respective class was Amy Robinson. At this point in the show Brown had a three point lead on UConn winning 12-9.

Peddy drew a tough horse but still managed to grab first place while Gilbard came in second for Brown in open flat. Also placing was Heinecke who took fourth. In intermediate flat point rider Geoffroy finished an important first while Palomino placed second and Peloquin finished in third. Going into novice flat the Bears had a comfortable lead over UConn 24-16. UConn closed the gap in novice flat only trailing Brown now by only two points. In novice flat Robinson finished in second while Lubin came in fifth and Mickenberg and point rider Ariana Arcenas both finished in sixth in their respective classes.

In walk trot Katie Goetz and Connie Lee both placed first in their respective classes while point rider Jenny John, Dana Liljegren and Gabi Gargano took second in their classes. Also placing in walk trot was Natalie Forbes who placed third, Jenny Fauth who finished in fourth, and Anna Mori who took fifth. Going into the final event walk trot Roger Williams was in the lead with 34 points, Brown was right behind them with 32 points and UConn had 30 points, having the event decide the final places. In walk trot point rider Sarah Morris finished in first while Lizzy Freudman who has been improving in ever show finished with a fourth place. When the final scores where posted Roger Williams pulled out the win beating Brown by two.

The Bears will return to action Saturday, March 19, when they head to Johnson and Wales.