LEVELLAND — The South Plains College men's and women's rodeo teams will be back on the road this weekend, competing at the Western Texas College Rodeo in Synder April 15-17 at the Snyder County Arena.
With two rodeos remaining, the Lady Texans have put themselves in contention in the Southwest Region, currently third overall in the women's team standings with 1,170 points. SPC trails only Weatherford College, which is first with 1,510 points, and Texas Tech, which is second with 1,240 points. The Texans head into the weekend eighth in the men's team standings, with Clarendon College and Western Texas holding down the top two spots.
South Plains last competed at the Howard College Rodeo April 8-11, with the Texans and Lady Texans each placing five overall in the team standings.
Madison Rice led the Lady Texans in Big Spring 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. Rice is currently fifth in the region standings in goat tying with 305 points.
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 will look for another strong outing in Snyder before traveling to Stephenville for their final rodeo of the year April 22-24 at the Tarleton State University Rodeo.