ODESSA — The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams saddled up for their first rodeo of the spring semester this weekend at the Odessa College Rodeo at the Ector County Coliseum.
The Lady Texans finished seventh on the weekend with 60 points, while the Texans earned an eighth place team finish with 65 points. With five rodeos remaining, the Lady Texans continue to lead the Southwest Region with 995 points. Texas Tech is second in the women's team standings with 890 points. The Texans are currently ninth in the men's team standings with 463.33 points.
South Plains will take a short intermission before returning to the arena at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo which will be held in Levelland at the Mallet Event Center March 18-20.
Entering the weekend second in the region in barrel racing, Emery Mask led the Lady Texans with a fifth place finish in the barrels. Mask posted a time of 14.38 in the long round, followed up with a 14.86 in the finals, finishing with a 29.24 average and 60 points. Mask remains second in the region standings with 455 points. South Plains' Kelby Keeley turned in a fifth place finish in goat tying, running a 7.5 in the long round and a 9.9 in the finals to finish with a 17.4 average and 40 individual points.
On the men's side, Kaden Prince was fifth in team roping, teaming up with Caden Clay from Tarleton State. The duo ran a 7.4 in the long round and an 11.1 in the finals, posting an 18.5 average to pick up 65 points.
South Plains' Titan Quigg teamed up with Texas Tech's Luke Phillips in team roping, finishing ninth overall. The pair clocked an 8.0 in the long round but missed in the finals to finish with a 108 average. Dawson Loewen earned a spot in Saturday night's finals in steer wrestling, finishing ninth on the weekend. Loewen turned in a time of 4.6 in the long round and a 5.9 in the finals to finish with a 10.5 average and 10 individual points.