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Estacada equestrians take seventh at state

by: contributed photo Estacada High School senior Jillian Greene competes at the 2011 OHSET state championships. Greene was the sole medal winner from her team, earning a gold in Pole Bending.

The Estacada High School Equestrian team returned from the state competition, May 19-22 in Redmon with enough points to place seventh out of 27 schools, and ninth overall out of a total of 79 high schools in attendance.

Senior Jillian Greene was the only medal winner, with a gold in Pole Bending, which she performed with her 'equine partner,' Millie, in 21.4 seconds.

The Rangers also earned seven other top-10 honors during the four-day-long event.

They include:

Individual events

Alyse Ahlquist, 4th place, Steer Daubing

Austin Nenow, 5th place, Breakaway Roping

Stephanie Searls, 6th place, Figure Eight

Team events

Alyse Ahlquist, Jillian Greene, Aly Pemberton and Stephanie Searls, 5th place, Working Fours

Mikyla Poulson, Haley Mottner, Jessica Christenson and Krystal Strickland, 6th place, Canadian Flags

Katelyn Cox, Kyndall Gatten, Angela Krueger, Sabrina Moore, Haley Mottner, Austin Nenow, Breanne Stout and Krystal Strickland, 10th place, Rangers Freestyle Drill Team

Other placings

Other placings that contributed to the overall success of the Ranger Team:

Alisha Behrens, 14th place, Steer Daubing

Angela Krueger and Mikyla Poulson, 16th place, Working Pairs

Angela Krueger, Mikyla Poulson, Stephanie Searls and Breanne Stout, 21st place, In-Hand Obstacle Relay

Jordyn Graham, 24th place, Steer Daubing

Stephanie Searls, 36th place, Barrels