November 11, 2007

Bears' Winning Streak Ends, But Region Lead Still at 27

Nov. 11, 2007

Hebron, CT - For the first time in seven shows, the Brown equestrian team finished lower than first, coming in fourth on Saturday in the first of two shows at Windcrest Farm, this one hosted by Central Connecticut State. Two Brown point riders, freshman Allegra Aron (Burlingame, CA) and junior Kiauntee Murray (Jersey City, NJ), won blue ribbons in their events, as the Bears were able to keep their lead over Connecticut for first place in Region 1 at 27 points.

The day got off to a slow start, as Brown got just seven points from the three fences events. Senior Whitney Keefe (Wellesley, MA) in Open and sophomore Rachel Griffith (Merrimack, NH) in Novice both pinned fourth, and freshman Dakota Gruener (Berkeley, CA) failed to pin in Intermediate.

The Bears made up some ground in the flat classes. Aron won her class of Intermediate Flat, and Murray won in Walk Trot, pointing up to Walk Trot Canter. Keefe took second in Open Flat and Lucia Corso (New Haven, CT) took third in Beginner Walk Trot Canter. Gruener also did not pin in Novice Flat.

For the day, Wesleyan took first with 33 points at their home barn. UConn picked up three points on the Bears, finishing with 32, while Roger Williams was one point ahead of Brown with 30.

For Brown's non-point competitors, junior Cody Auer (Fairfield, CT) had a solid performance in her first show of the season after recovering from an offseason injury. She pinned third in Open Fences and won her class of Open Flat. Senior Stephanie Syc (Lake Forest, IL) pinned second in her first Fences class. In her collegiate debut, sophomore Jill Griffith (Chatham, MA) pinned 2nd in Walk Trot. The Bears also got three blue ribbons from Walk Trot Canter riders - freshman Kathryn Eng (New York, NY), senior Joyce Kwok (Hong Kong, China), and senior Stephanie Carmack (Pawcatuck, CT).

Next weekend, Brown will finish its fall schedule with another show at Windcrest, this one hosted by Wesleyan.

Show Results - Wesleyan 33, Connecticut 32, Roger Williams 30, Brown 29, Post 29, Rhode Island 27, Central Connecticut State 22, Johnson & Wales 21, Rhode Island College 19, Connecticut College 13, Trinity 0

Region 1 Standings - Brown 189, Connecticut 162, Roger Williams 144, Post 126, Johnson & Wales 123, Rhode Island 118, Wesleyan 105, Rhode Island College 90, Connecticut College 80, Central Connecticut State 73, Trinity 69

Complete Brown Rider Results

Open Fences
Elizabeth Giliberti - 3rd
Allegra Aron - 4th
Whitney Keefe (point rider) - 4th (3 pts)
Cody Auer - 3rd

Intermediate Fences
Dakota Gruener (point rider) - DNP (dropped)
Emma Bogdonoff - DNP
Courtney Pope - 3rd

Novice Fences
Leona Rosenblum - 6th
Katie Goetz - DNP
Stephanie Syc - 2nd
Rachel Griffith (point rider) - 4th (3 pts)
Emily Cole - 5th
Emily Bourdeau - 6th
Tessa Lee - 5th
Emma Clippinger - 4th

Open Flat
Elise Fishelson - 5th
Cody Auer - 1st
Whitney Keefe (point rider) - 2nd (5 pts)
Elizabeth Giliberti - 4th

Intermediate Flat
Katie Goetz - DNP
Courtney Pope - DNP
Allegra Aron (point rider) - 1st (7 pts)
Emma Bogdonoff - 2nd

Novice Flat
Leona Rosenblum - 4th
Dakota Gruener (point rider) - DNP (0 pts)
Stephanie Syc - DNP
Emily Cole - 2nd
Emily Bourdeau - 4th
Tessa Lee - 2nd
Emma Clippinger - DNP
Rachel Griffith - 1st

Walk Trot Canter
Advanced

Kathryn Eng - 1st
Rosie Bogan - 4th
Joyce Kwok - 1st
Beginner
Lucia Corso (point rider) - 3rd (4 pts)
Stephanie Carmack - 1st
Jennifer Grover - 3rd

Walk Trot
Kiauntee Murray (point rider) - 1st (7 pts)
Jill Griffith - 2nd
Kona Shen - 2nd