Miller captures all-around title at Western Texans College Rodeo

The South Plains College women’s rodeo team placed first in the team standings, while the men placed third at the Western Texas College Rodeo.

The event was held April 4 – April 6 in Snyder.

The Lady Texans improved to third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings in the Southwest Region with 1,704 points, trailing Tarleton State University (2,356) and Weatherford College (1,742).

Freshman Kaytlyn Miller won the women’s all-around title with 380 points. She is currently ranked first in the Southwest Region in the women’s standings. In goat tying, Miller placed first with a time of 7.1 in the long round, following up with a 6.8 in the finals. She averaged 13.9 and added 170 points. Miller also placed third in barrel racing and sixth in breakaway roping, accumulating a combined 210 points in those two events.

The Texans are also ranked third in the NIRA Southwest Region with 2,535 points. The Southwest Region is led by Tarleton State with 3,105 points, and Clarendon College is second with 2,835 points.

In team roping, Grady Quam and Cisco’s Paden Bray placed second overall, running a 6.3 in the long round, and finishing with a 5.8 in the finals. They finished with an average of 12.1 and earned 115 points for the Texans. Stefan Ramone paired with Tarleton State’s Jhett Trenary and tied for second place, running a 5.9 in the long round and a 6.2 in the finals. They averaged 12.1 and collected 135 points. Kyler Bell placed fifth alongside Eastern New Mexico’s Stran Thompson with an average of 15.4, while Logan Kenline took on the bull with Cisco’s Cheeto Valliant to finish sixth with an average of 29.0.

In tiedown roping, Ramone placed fifth with a time of 8.1 in the long round and a 12.6 in the finals, adding 80 points. Kenline placed fifth in steer wrestling after a 5.6 run in the long round and a 14.7 in the finals, tacking on 35 points. Dawson Stewart placed eighth with a 19.0 average and added 50 points.

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