Equestrian’s season ends in semifinal round

Wichita junior Kaylee Mellott competes in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Event Championship on Thursday. Baylee VerSteeg | Multimedia Journalist

By Molly Atchison | Print Managing Editor

The Baylor equestrian team officially ended its 2018 season with a short stint into the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Event Championship, making it to the semifinal rounds of the championship on Friday. However, try as they might, the team could not beat out No. 2 seed Auburn in the team events, and left Waco’s Extraco Event Center without the desired championship.

The Bears started off on a low note, losing the reining event 3-1, although senior western Charlotte Green rounded out her senior year on a high note, earning her point in both events. Green won the second-highest score among all the riders in the quarterfinals, scoring 151.5 in the afternoon horsemanship event.

Green, along with freshman western Katie Davis, junior western Abbi Demel and junior western Kaylee Mellott all took points in the horsemanship event, but it was not enough to take the Bears further, and they lost in the semifinal match by just 1.5 points, coming down to the wire and raw points, where Auburn won out 581.5-580.

With the season over and done, Baylor equestrian is looking to next season, where the team hopes to be rounded out by newcomers and dominate next season.