BIG SPRING — The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams each turned in a top-five finish this weekend at the Howard College Rodeo.
The Lady Texans placed fifth overall with 125 points and remain steady in the region standings, currently third overall with two rodeos remaining. SPC has amassed 1,170 points to date, and trail only Weatherford College (1,510) and Texas Tech University (1,240). The Texans also earned a fifth place finish at Howard, totaling 120 points, and currently rank eighth in the region standings with 778.33 points overall.
Madison Rice led the Lady Texans with 125 points in goat tying, placing second overall. Rice turned in a time of 8.6 in the long round and followed up with an 8.6 in the finals to finish with a 17.2 average. With Saturday's performance, Rice moves into the fifth spot in the region standings in goat tying with 305 points. Kelby Keeley and Elle Eagles also earned a spot in the goat tying finals, as Keeley took 11th overall, running a 9.2 in the long round and a 13.0 in the finals. Eagles placed 14th on the weekend, posting a 9.2 in the long round, before a no time in the short round.
Emery Mask qualified for the barrel racing finals, ending the weekend with a ninth place overall finish. Mask turned in a time of 15.85 in the long round and followed up with a 20.81 in the finals. Mask currently ranks third in the region standings in barrel racing with 455 points on the year.
On the men's side, Logan Kenline led the Texans with 90 points. Kenline turned in the fastest overall time in the long round in steer wrestling with a 3.9. Kenline followed up with a 4.8 in the finals to finish with an 8.7 average, placing fifth overall. Stefan Ramone tacked on 30 points for SPC in tiedown roping, running 9.6 in the long round, but no timed in the finals to take ninth. South Plains' Daryan Dominguez picked up 50 individual points in team roping with a seventh place finish. Dominguez teamed up with Grady Quam of Ranger College, with the duo running a 6.0 in the long round and a 15.1 in the finals to finish with a 21.1 average.
South Plains will be back in the arena April 15-17 in Snyder for the Western Texas College Rodeo, before a trip to Stephenville for the Tarleton State University Rodeo April 22-24.