Goucher Maintains Lead Over Mary Washington

Goucher Maintains Lead Over Mary Washington

Three More Goucher Riders Qualify for Regionals

February 17, 2007 

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Goucher's riding program not only maintained its 19-point lead over Mary Washington in the IHSA Zone IV Region I standings, but it also picked up three more regional qualifiers today.

Goucher and Mary Washington both earned 38 points at today's show, which was hosted by Christopher Newport. Therefore, Mary Washington failed to gain any ground in the overall standings and Goucher will take a 244-225 advantage into the final riding show of the season on Feb. 25.

The three Goucher riders who qualified today to compete at the regional championships in March were Jonathan Cohen (Chicago, IL/Latin School of Chicago) in open equitation on the flat, Meredith Hurd (Sykesville, MD/Glenelg) in advanced walk-trot-canter and Jonah Bookman (Miami, FL/Oakley School) in walk-trot.

Goucher now has a total of eight regional qualifiers.

Goucher's Brittany Martin (Ocean City, MD/Worcester Prep) remains in second place in the region's high point rider standings after her first-place performance today in open equitation over fences. Her season-long point total of 58 leaves her 11 points behind the leader, Jessica Van Brocklin from Mary Washington.

Two other Goucher riders received first-place honors from the judges at today's show: Valerie Wiseman (Chapel Hill, NC/Chapel Hill) in advanced walk-trot-cater and Nina Sysko (Lewiston, ME/Lewiston) in walk-trot.