Spitz places first at First Phillips rodeo

by:STEVEN GEHEGAN/Staff Writer 

Sophomore Shay Spitz had the best showing and came away with first place after a strong solo performance at the Frank Phillips rodeo.

The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams competed at the Frank Phillips rodeo, which was held on Oct.8- Oct.10.

The women had a good showing in the events, finishing third overall in the point standings with 160 points overall. Spitz gained all of the 160 points for the women’s rodeo team.

In the barrel racing event, Spitz posted a time of 17.04 seconds in the long run and 17.29 seconds in the short run to finish first overall.  It was the only first place-finish for the men’s and women’s teams.

The men’s rodeo team did not score any points in the overall standings.

Grady Egly competed in steer wrestling, finishing the long run in 5.4 seconds and failing to complete the short run.

Cameron McCarley practices roping a calf at SPC Rodeo Arena on Oct. 13. PAMELA GANDY/PLAINSMAN PRESS 

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