Texans News
10.21.2011 - [Rodeo]
Murphey Black
Murphey Black

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LUBBOCK, Texas - The South Plains College rodeo teams have begun competing in their final fall rodeo and Texan Murphey Black staked his claim as a contender in the field of tie-down ropers by posting a time of 11.2 seconds during Thursday evening's first performance. Black's performance sets the standard as the 86 remaining tie-down ropers will be gunning for his time.

Russell Schilling, who finished third overall last week in Perryton, was unable to record a time and will not be a contender in Lubbock.

Tyke Kipp gave himself a shot at making Saturday's short round in steer wrestling when he recorded the third best time of the night at 5.8 seconds, slightly behind the leading times of 5.4 and 5.7 seconds made by competitors from Sul Ross and Western Texas, respectively.

Similarly, Kelli Kindig tied for the third best time of the night in the goat tying competition as she finished in 11.1 seconds. Teammate Laramie Wing recorded a time of 12.5 seconds for fifth best of the evening.

Jessie Kate Cole completed the barrels in 16.7 seconds for the fourth best time of the night.

Competing eighth in breakaway roping, freshman Kelsee Watkins appeared to have taken the lead in the event when she quickly roped her calf. Unfortunately it was announced that Watkins made an illegal catch and was given a ‘No Time.'

Also competing were bull riders Trey Paul Meeks and Kory McLaughlin. Both were unable to record scores as both gave great effort but could not hang on before the eight second buzzer sounded.

The Texas Tech rodeo continues with slack Friday morning from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A second performance is scheduled for Friday evening at 7 p.m.

1st Performance Thursday 7PM

Trey Paul Meeks Bull Riding-Section 2 No Score

Kory McLaughlin Bull Riding-Section 2 No Score

Russell Schilling Calf Roping No Time

Murphey Black Calf Roping 11.2 seconds 1st place

Tyke Kipp Steer Wrestling 5.8 seconds 3rd place

Jessie Kate Cole Barrel Racing 16.70 seconds 4th place

Kelsee Watkins Breakaway Roping NT

Kelli Kindig Goat Tying 11.1 seconds t-3rd place

Laramie Wing Goat Tying 12.5 seconds 5th place

Slack after 1st Performance Thursday

Pettitt/Pettitt Team Roping

/Black Team Roping

Hull/Schilling Team Roping

Menefee/Lehmann Team Roping

Meeks/McLaughlin Team Roping

Daugherty/Cervantes Team Roping

Slack Friday 9AM

Asa Daugherty Calf Roping

Cole/Kothman Team Roping

Gagnon/Willick Team Roping

Larami Stewart Barrel Racing

Kimberly Hendley Breakaway Roping

Jessie Kate Cole Breakaway Roping

Kimberly Hendley Goat Tying

2nd Performance Friday 7PM

Lane Wright Bareback Riding

J.T. Pettitt Bull Riding-Section 1

Clay Pettitt Bull Riding-Section 1

Ty Willick Steer Wrestling

Teanna Matchett Barrel Racing

Savannah Hull Goat Tying

Sarah Walker Goat Tying

Slack after 2nd Performance Friday

Savannah Hull Barrel Racing

Karly Johnson Barrel Racing

Amanda Nicholson Barrel Racing

Slack Saturday 9AM

Blake Gagnon Calf Roping

Blake Gagnon Steer Wrestling

Sarah Walker Barrel Racing

Courtney Conklin Barrel Racing

Kelli Kindig Breakaway Roping

Courtney Conklin Breakaway Roping

Keyla Kothman Breakaway Roping

Savannah Hull Breakaway Roping

Laramie Wing Breakaway Roping

Sarah Walker Breakaway Roping

Karly Johnson Breakaway Roping

Amanda Nicholson Goat Tying