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SAPC Western Team extends lead in region

Laurinburg, N.C. – The St. Andrews Presbyterian College Western Team extended their points lead in the region with a pair of strong showings at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s competitions at North Carolina State University.

On Saturday, North Carolina State earned High Point School with 26 points while St. Andrews earned Reserve High Point School at 24 points.

Kelsey Moody of St. Andrews earned high point rider on the day thanks in part to a first place finish in Reining. North Carolina State’s Brittany Spears was the Reserve High Point Rider for the day.

St. Andrews also saw first place finishes by Alex Meyer in Novice and Kimmie Simonsen in Intermediate II.

Shelley Whittemore and Tyler Gritzuk also had second place finishes on the day to add to the team’s points total.

On Sunday, the results were reversed, with St. Andrews gaining high point school with 32 points to State’s 26 for second place.

Moody again earned the high point rider designation while earning first in reining and second in open. Kody Zaagman of NC State was the reserve high point rider for the day.

St. Andrews also saw first place finishes by Blake Liljestrand and Tyler Gritzuk in Beginner. Second place finishes were earned by Shelley Whittemore, Missy Hughes and Alex Meyer. Kimmie Simonsen qualified for regionals through point accumulation with her second place finish in Intermediate II.

After four competitions, the points standings for the season have St. Andrews at 122 and North Carolina State at 115. Virginia Tech, North Carolina A & T and Martin Community College round out the top five in the regional standings.

The Western Team will next compete on Nov. 21 at the St. Andrews Equestrian Center

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About St. Andrews Presbyterian College

An innovative and bold academic venture, the distinctive character of St. Andrews has been marked by an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews ONLINE.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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