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Duncan breaks district record at second meet

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Sequim Gazette staff

The Sequim High School Equestrians continued their strong start to the season with top finishes at the second District 4 meet, held in Tacoma Feb. 25-27.

Senior Clara Duncan, the state champion in pole bending, broke the District 4 record in the event with a time of 21.866 seconds. Along with her horse Spatz she’s placed first at both district meets this season.
Duncan, Shannon Robbins, Sasha O’Meara, Eilena Sharpe and Anne Meek each placed in the top 10 in overall events out of more than 90 riders at the meet.

Robbins, a senior and team captain, joined O’Meara, Sharpe, Meek and Carley Lundgren in taking first in the in-hand obstacle relay event, qualifying for state.

Each rider on the Sequim team has qualified for the state meet in at least one event.
Sequim individual and team finishes from the Tacoma meet:

■ Individual events
Barrels — 1. Anne Meek, 6. Cara Duncan
Breakaway roping — 3. Meek
Dressage — 4. Eilena Sharpe, 9. Kyla Gabriel
Figure eight — 1. Meek, 3. Duncan,
6. Shannon Robbins
Hunt seat — 6. Sasha O’Meara,
9. Sharpe, 10. Gabriel
Hunt seat over fences — 1. Sharpe,
2. Gabriel
In-hand trail — 1. Sharpe, 4. Matisen Anders
Individual flags — 2. Duncan
Keyhole — 2. Duncan, 10. Carley Lundgren
Poles — 8. Lundgren, 10. Angie Pace
Pole-bending — 1. Duncan, 4. Robbins
Saddle seat — 6. Gabriel
Showmanship — 5. O’Meara, 9. Pace
Steer daubing — 6. Meek, 8. Robbins
Stock seat — 2. O’Meara, 8. Justine Roads
Trail — 1. O’Meara, 5. Robbins,
7. Roads
Working Rancher — 3. Robbins,
6. Anders

■ Team events
Canadian flags — 3. Duncan/Lundgren/Meek/Pace/Robbins
Cow-sorting — 3. Duncan/Robbins,
10. O’Meara/Roads, 14. Anders/Pace
Drill team — 3. Anders/Gabriel/Lundgren/Meek/Pace/Roads/Robbins/Sharpe
In-hand obstacle relay — 10. Anders/Gabriel/Pace/Roads
Two-man birangle — 5. Lundgren/Meek
Working rancher — 6. Lundgren/Meek, 8. O’Meara/Robbins

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