Sequim High equestrians start season at Spanaway

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Sequim Gazette staff

Sequim riders saw a number of strong performances at District 4’s first meet of the season, held Jan. 24-26 in Spanaway, highlighted by a pair of first place finishes by Anne Meek.


Meek took first in barrels and figure eight, and added a second place finish in breakaway roping and third place in steer daubing.


Sequim’s drill working fours — Meek, Sydney Balkan, Kaytee Gibeau and Chelsea Smith — earned a third-place finish.


Coach Katie Salmon-Newton said the meet featured about 100 riders.


Results are below. The team’s next meet is Feb. 21-23, also at Spanaway.


• Sequim results, individual:
Barrels — 1. Anne Meek
Breakaway Roping — 2. Meek
Dressage — 8. Kaytee Gibeau, 9. Matisen Anders
Figure Eight — 1. Meek
Huntseat — 4. M. Anders, 6. Gibeau
Keyhole — 5. Meek, 13. Kelly Anders
Poles — 12. Sydney Balkan
Reining — 4. Kelly Anders
Steer Daubing — 3. Meek
Stockseat — 4. Gibeau, 11. M. Anders
Trail — 5. Gibeau, 12. M. Anders

Working Rancher — 11. Balkan, 12. Karynna Eichmann, 13. Amy Tucker


• Sequim results, team:
Bi-Rangle — 10. Haylie Newton/Chelsea Smith
Drill Working Fours — 3. Balkan/Gibeau/Meek/Smith
In Hand Obstacle Relay — 8. Eichmann/Gibeau/Newton/Tucker
Showmanship — 15. Gibeau/M. Anders
Team Canadian Flags — 8. Balkan/Meek/Newton/Smith
Team Sorting — 14. Gibeau/Meek
Working Pairs — 8. Gibeau/Meek.

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