Billey first in OHSET breakaway
- Joe McHaney
- Madras Pioneer - News
>Vincent solid at meetMadras' Charmaine Billey became the first local athlete to earn a first-place finish at the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams state championship meet.
Billey earned first place in breakaway roping at the year-end event held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond.
"She was cool and calm, but I'm certain she was excited," Madras OHSET head coach Tanya Cloutier said. "Her friends, family and coaches were jumping around, we were so happy for her."
Madras placed fourth overall in the medium school division.
Cloutier praised her freestyle four drills team of Robyn Belvoir, Kristin Jasa, Abby Beamer and Kayla Vincent for finishing fourth overall.
"This was the first year we've had a drills team and to place fourth at state is amazing," Cloutier said. "It was pretty awesome."
Kayla Vincent of Madras had two top-10 finishes. She placed sixth in two-man bi-rangle with partner Abby Beamer and finished eighth in hunt seat equestrian.
"I was very proud of all our girls," Cloutier said.
For a complete list of local finishers, see SCOREBOARD.