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MIT Equestrians

Finish Good Season

By Jenny Lee
TEAM MEMBER

On March 27 and 28, the equestrian team had their last two competitions of the season at Mt. Ida College and Dartmouth College.

At Mt. Ida, Junlin Ho ’01 placed second and Candice McElroy ’99 earned a fifth place in the novice division over fences. Tara Mullaney ’02 won sixth place in her intermediate over fences class. Jenny Lee ’02 drew a skittish horse and had an unfortunate fall during her intermediate over fences class. Her horse was subsequently taken out of the competition.

On the flat, McElroy once again had a stunning ride, capturing a blue ribbon, which qualified her for the regionals competition. Megan McLemore ’00 placed second in the advanced walk-trot-canter division.

New rider Nishla Keiser ’99 placed third in her walk-trot class. Three riders placed fourth: Sarah Low ’02 in the intermediate equitation, Ho in the novice equitation, and Cynthia Randles ’99 in the walk-trot division. Kristen Landino ’02 and Mullaney placed fifth in the open equitation and intermediate equitation divisions respectively.

At Dartmouth, Low placed third and Mullaney earned a fifth place in the intermediate over fences division. McElroy won a fourth place in her novice jumping class. Lee and Ho placed sixth in the intermediate and novice over fences divisions, respectively.

On the flat, Nina Kutsuzawa ’00 placed second in the beginner walk-trot-canter division. Low won third place in the intermediate equitation division. Landino and McElroy placed fourth in the open and intermediate equitation divisions. McLemore placed fifth in the advanced walk-trot-canter. Randles and Keiser also placed fifth in their respective walk-trot classes.

Two MIT equestriennes qualified for the regionals competition.

McElroy will ride in the novice equitation division and Kutsuzawa will compete in the walk-trot division this Saturday, Apr. 3 at Dartmouth.