February 21, 2003

Riders Return to Action For First Meet of Season

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Coming off a mediocre fall season, the equestrian team will travel to Skidmore tomorrow to take part in its first meet of the semester.

The last time the Red was in Skidmore, a single point kept it from taking home a first-place finish. Skidmore took the win in the last meeting between the two squads, and the Red will have to have a “good solid showing,” to come out on top in this meeting according to head coach Christopher Mitchell.

Leading the Red this weekend will be tri-captains junior Jeannette Pettit, and seniors Julie Canter and Kate Cornell. Pettit has already qualified for Regionals which is to take place at the end of March.

After a tough Fall semester, a top-10 ranking for the Spring has given the Red a boost of confidence.

“We had to cancel practice a few times because of the snow, but we are really looking to qualify at least one person [for Regionals] on Saturday,” Mitchell said.

The Red has been practicing for over a month now, gearing up for the meet that will set the pace for the rest of the season.

A new attitude has been put in effect for this season’s meets, and as for their competitors, Mitchell said, ” We’re back, don’t mess with us.”

Archived article by Adrienne Dunbar