Eastern’s Rayhill tops regional standings


CASPER – Eastern Wyoming College standout Karissa Rayhill has dominated the spring rodeo season and now finds herself in the No. 1 spot of the Central Rocky Mountain Regionals standings in the women’s all-around and the goat tying. She is also in second place in the regional barrel racing standings.

This past weekend at the Casper College’s Ropin’ and Riggin’ Days Rodeo, Rayhill won the goat tying average and placed sixth in the first round of the barrel racing. She had runs of 7.2 and 7.0 seconds in goat tying to win the average.

Freshman Kaitlynn Idler, of Laramie, was forth in the average of the breakaway roping with times of 3.3 and 4.4 seconds. Sophomore teammate Baily Coombs, Wellington, Colorado, also qualified for the short round.

In the steer wrestling, freshman Tegun Spring, of Wall, South Dakota, tied for first in the first round with a time of 4.6 seconds. Teammate Donald Quick, freshman from Craig, Colorado, also qualified for the short round.

Freshman Justin Chasek, Mitchell, Nebraska, qualified for the short round of the team roping with partner and brother Jake Chasek, who competes for Chadron State College.

The Lancers will conclude their spring rodeo season April 22-24 in Laramie at the University of Wyoming rodeo.

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