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Meek leads Sequim equestrians at state

The Sequim Equestrian Team is all smiles after a big finish at the state meet on May 8. Team members are, from left, Kaytee Gibeau, Haylie Newton, Anne Meek, Matisen Anders, Kelly Anders, Sydney Balkan, Chelsea Smith and coach Katie Salmon-Newton. - Submitted photo
The Sequim Equestrian Team is all smiles after a big finish at the state meet on May 8. Team members are, from left, Kaytee Gibeau, Haylie Newton, Anne Meek, Matisen Anders, Kelly Anders, Sydney Balkan, Chelsea Smith and coach Katie Salmon-Newton.
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Anne Meek scored three top-10 finishes — including a state title in Breakaway Roping — as Sequim Equestrian Team members joined about 400 other competitors at the Washington High School Equestrian Teams state meet, held May 8 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

Meek blazed through the breakaway course in 4.68 seconds to edge Josh Masengale of Cascade by 0.71 seconds. Meek also placed third in Steer Daubing, sixth in Figure Eight and 15th in Keyhole.

Meek placed second in High Point Individual Timed scoring, behind Jamie Jo McLaughlin of Toledo Unite.

Meek joined Sequim teammates Sydney Balkan, Chelsea Smith and Haylie Newton to take fifth in Team Canadian Flags, less than two seconds behind state champion Hockinson.

Sequim’s drill team of Meek, Balkan, Smith and Kaytee Gibeau placed ninth.

In Saddleseat, Newton placed 13th and Matisen Anders was 14th, and Kelly Anders was 15th in Reigning.

Overall, Sequim placed sixth among the state’s 27 small division teams.

 

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