Equestrian Finishes Second at Wesleyan

March 4, 2002

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Brown equestrian team won the Reserve High Point College Award, placing second to the University of Connecticut in the second show of the spring season on Saturday at Wesleyan. The Bears fell to UConn by 9 points and now trail the first-place Huskies by six-points in the region standings.

Several riders turned in strong individual performances at the Wesleyan show. Junior Sarah Staveley-O'Carroll (North Dartmouth, MA) placed first in open flat and second in open fences. Senior Amanda Forte (Glenmoore, PA) placed first in open flat and third in open fences. In the open division, senior Sarah Markowitz (Ithaca, NY) placed second in the flat and fourth over fences, and junior Kristin McLaughlin (New York, NY) took second in the jumping.

In the intermediate division, sophomore Severine Brustlein (Epalinges, Switzerland) took first on the flat. Senior Megan George placed second in jumping and third in intermediate flat for the Bears.

Junior Caroline Preston (Washington, D.C.) placed first in novice flat and third in novice fences. Senior Amanda Henry (Skillman, NJ) took second in both jumping and flat in the novice division. Also in novice, junior Leah Neuhauser (Louisville, KY) placed second in flat and sixth in her first jumping class.

In the advanced walk-trot-canter division, junior Sasha Rosenthal placed first in her class, and sophomore Amanda Burden (New Seabury, MA) took second. Freshman Jenny Fauth (Belmont, MA) took second in walk-trot action.

The Bears return to action on March 16 at Teikyo Post to take on UConn and the rest of Region I.