Wildcats Place Third in Bulldog Invitational

ATHENS, Ga. Despite sophomore Leslie Yates earning two MVP honors on Sunday, the Kansas State equestrian team was edged by Baylor, 8-7, in the final day of competition thus earning a third place finish at the Bulldog Invitational.


“The scores were incredibly close today,” head coach Teresa Slough said. “With Leslie Yates only winning by two points in one of her classes and Whitney Snyder tying her class, we were really close to winning today.”


In English, Baylor defeated the Cats by a score of 4-3 with one matchup ending in a tie. Leslie Yates performed extremely well as she won both her matchups over the fences and on the flat earning the Round 3 MVP award. Another top performer was junior Whitney Snyder as she took home MVP honors in Round 2 fences.


On the Western side, K-State tied Baylor with a score of 4-4. Sara Weller and Lindsey Salsbury had great rides as Weller received the Round 2 reining MVP award and Salsbury notched Round 1 Horsemanship Reserve MVP honors.


“For being so early in the season we were really happy with our performance this weekend,” Slough said. "It’s a good gauge for us to see where we stand right now as a team. We face Baylor in two weeks at home and we hope to do better.”


The Wildcats next action will be Friday October 13 against the Baylor Bears in Manhattan at Fox Creek Stables.






Horsemanship: Sara Weller (KSU) 72 vs. Allyson Orosz (BU) 70.5

                         Nicole Mccoy (BU) 71.5 vs. Jana Lechtenberg (KSU) 71

                         Amanda Graber (BU) 73.5 vs. Lindsey Salsbury (KSU) 70.5

                         Ashley Brown (BU) 73 vs. Laura Browne (KSU) 68.5



Reining: Sara Weller (KSU) 73 vs. Zaltie Riddell (BU) 68

              Lindsey Salsbury (KSU) 70.5 vs. Madeline Moody (BU) 70

              Morgan Campbell (KSU) 73 vs. Lindsey Tomko (BU) 69.5

              Amanda Graber (BU) 71 vs. Becky Abramovitz (KSU) 65               


Total: KSU 4

           BU   4                 





Fences: Nicole Brown (BU) 80 vs. Casey Finell (KSU) 74

              Whitney Snyder (KSU) 72 vs. April Wheeley (BU) 72

              Mary Smith (BU) 84 vs. Kendall Marvin (KSU) 83

              Leslie Yates (KSU) 67 vs. Susie Foster (BU) 65


Flat:  Leslie Yates (KSU) 80 vs. Mary Smith (BU) 76

           Shelby Whity (BU) 83 vs. Jennifer Giraldin (KSU) 79

           Casey Finnell (KSU) 79 vs. Kara Wilson (BU) 70

           Nicole Brown (BU) 87 vs. Whitney Snyder (KSU) 82          


Total: UGA 4

           KSU 3

           Tie    1


Round 3Total: BU   8

                        KSU 7

                        Tie   1