Goucher Earns 35 Points, Shares First Place

Goucher Earns 35 Points, Shares First Place

Postel, Brandt Sitting 2-3 in High Point Rider Standings

TOWSON, Md. — A two-way tie for first place in the IHSA Zone IV Region I standings developed when points earned at the second show of the season were added in. Goucher, which had a three-point lead over Mary Washington going in, earned 35 points at today's University of Maryland Baltimore Co. Show.

Mary Washington was the high point college today, picking up 38 points, enough to gain a share of the top spot in the region standings. Christopher Newport and William & Mary are tied for third place with 55 points apiece.

Katherine Wallace, a rider from William & Mary, took over first place in the Zone IV-I high point rider standings with a total of 24 points in the first two shows. Two riders from Goucher are right behind her: freshman Karli Postel (Newbury Park, Calif./Oaks Christian School) is in second place with 23 points and sophomore Amory Brandt (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook) is third with 22 points.

Postel and Brandt were two of the top performers today in the open division: Postel placed first in open equitation over fences and second in open equitation on the flat; Brandt was second in both phases.

There were two other first-place performances by Goucher riders today: by Catherine Gregory (Oregon City, Ore./Canby) in intermediate flat and Kitty Martin (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair) in advanced walk-trot-canter.