Equestrian Brings Home Ivy Title With Four Individual Champions

The equestrian team brought home an Ivy League championship with its 41-point performance on Saturday at Volvo Farm in Westford, Mass. Freshman Justine Gentilini was one of two riders at the event to win both of her classes (Novice Fences and Intermediate Flat) and won the High Point Rider for the competition. Four Cornell riders won individual titles and three finished as reserve champions. Sophomore Rachel Klion won the Novice Fences championship, senior Caroline Shulman won the Open Flat, junior Zoe Samuel won the Intermediate Flat and sophomore Morgan Broccoli won the Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter championship. Cornell’s reserve champions were junior Brooke Cagwin (Open Fences), sophomore Mary Winans (Intermediate Flat) and junior Elizabeth Briggs (Advanced Walk /Trot/ Canter).

Equestrian Qualifies Five Riders for Zone Championships

Of the 15 riders that the equestrian team brought to the Region III championships in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Saturday, a third of them advanced to the Zone II championships.
Of the seven divisions, the Red notched a Zone Qualifier in five of them.
With Skidmore hosting, the regionals opened with the Open Fences division, but a Cornell rider did not break the top-3 — necessary to advance to the Zone championships — until the next category: In Intermediate Fences, junior Brooke Cagwin took third.
Senior co-captains Dana Kendrick and Caroline Schulman moved on to the championship round of Open Flat competition. Schulman finished in seventh place, but Kendrick scored the regional reserve champion spot by placing second in the finals — moving on to the Zone championships.

Sports Briefs: 3-11-2009

Fencing Qualifies Three for Finals

Yesterday members of the fencing team traveled to MIT for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, where three fencers — coincidentally, one from each squad — qualified for the Finals that will be held at Penn State during the second weekend of Spring Break.
“It was really tough,” said junior epee co-captain Tasha Hall, who qualified on the epee squad. “[Junior Sallie Dietrich] and I both made it to the final 12, and it was pretty intimidating. There were foreign [fencers] there who are really good and some of the top people from Nationals.”

Equestrian Finishes Second at Skidmore Show

This past weekend, the women’s equestrian team traveled to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to compete in the Skidmore Show. Consistently one of the most competitive shows of the season, the women finished in second place overall with 33 points. Skidmore took first on their home turf with 47 points, with the Red closely beating out Hartwick and Morrisville, who tied for third with 32 points.
“We rode strongly all day,” junior Zoe Samuel said. “Obviously we were coming off of a great weekend [after placing first in the Cornell Show], but we were still happy with second place.”