AU English equestrian team takes second at home show
ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University English equestrian team took second place at a show it hosted Saturday, Dec. 8, at the AU Equestrian Center.
Sophomore Casey Duncan (Stuarts Draft, VA/Stuarts Draft) led the Saxons with a win in intermediate equitation on the flat and a second-place finish in novice equitation over fences. With the runner-up finish, AU maintains its lead in the Regional High Point Team standings.
Other AU riders to win events were: sophomore Olivia Costich (Penfield, NY/Harley School) in open equitation over fences; freshman Stephanie Zimicki (Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s) and freshman Matt Chabot (Utica, NY/Notre Dame), both in novice equitation over fences; and freshman Cassandra McCarn (Gouverneur, NY/Gouverneur) in beginner walk-trot-canter.
Senior Amelia Keyes (Webster, NY/Penfield) was second in intermediate equitation on the flat; senior Sarah Schron (Whitehall, OH/ECofT) was second in novice equitation on the flat; sophomore Alexandra Gerbec (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) was second in advanced walk-trot-canter; and junior Ashley White (Islip, NY/Islip) was second in walk trot.
Other top riders for AU included: junior Amalia Maslen (Chardon, OH/Andrews Osborne), third in open equitation on the flat junior Amanda Pellino (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream North) and sophomore Artsede Scarseth (Berkshire, NY/Ithaca), both third in advanced walk-trot-canter; freshman Joelene Lathrop (Beldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker), third in beginner walk-trot-canter; and senior Lauren Carli (East Bethany, NY/Alexander), third in walk-trot.
The AU English team is in action next on Feb. 17 at Cornell.
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