SNYDER — The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams improved their standings in the Southwest Region Saturday as the Lady Texans won the women's team title and the Texans placed third at the Western Texas College Rodeo.
With two rodeos remaining, the Lady Texans are third in the region with 1,704.5 points, trailing only Tarleton State (2,356.6), and Weatherford College (1,742.5). The Texans currently sit third in the region with 2,535 points to date, trailing Tarleton State (3,085), and Clarendon College (2,835).
South Plains freshman Kaytlyn Miller won the women's all-around title after racking up 380 points for the Lady Texans this weekend and currently sits atop the region women's all-around standings. Miller placed first in goat tying, running a 7.1 in the long round, which she followed up with a 6.8 in the finals, ending the event with a 13.9 average and 170 points.
Miller followed up with a third-place finish in barrel racing, tacking on 140 points for the Lady Texans, before ending the weekend with a sixth-place finish in breakaway roping, picking up 70 points.
South Plains put four ropers in Saturday's team roping finals, including Grady Quam who paired up with Cisco's Paden Bray as the duo ran a 6.3 in the long round and a 5.8 in the finals, capping the event with a 12.1 average, good enough for second overall and 115 points. Sophomore Stefan Ramone joined up with Tarleton State cowboy Jhett Trenary, running a 5.9 in the long round and a 6.2 in the finals, ending with a 12.1 average to tie for second and tack on 135 points.
South Plains' Kyler Bell teamed up with Eastern New Mexico's Stran Thompson as the pair took fifth with a 15.4 average, while the Texans Logan Kenline paired up with Cheeto Valliant from Cisco College to take sixth with a 29.0 average.
Ramone would add 80 more points for South Plains in tiedown roping, running an 8.1 in the long round and a 12.6 in the finals to take fifth overall. Kenline earned a fifth-place finish in steer wrestling with 35 points after running a 5.6 in the long round 14.7 in the finals, while Dawson Stewart placed eighth with a 19.0 average, tacking on 50 points for the Texans.
South Plains will be back in action April 11-13 in Big Spring at the Howard College Rodeo before closing out the year in Stephenville at the Tarleton State University Rodeo April 25-27.