Thursday, April 7, 2016

Congrats to Lexie Smallwood!!



Lexie is a junior Biology major that has been the president of the equestrian team for two years now. She competes in the IHSA(intercollegiate horse show association) as a part of the equestrian team. The division she was placed into upon joining the team as a freshman was the Intermediate Fences, the second most advanced division. This placement was based on her high school (and earlier) competition results. Part of the IHSA is a system of advancing through the divisions upon accumulating enough points, based on show results. When a rider reaches 35 points, they are qualified for the post season in that division and subsequently move up to the next (more advanced) division. This year, Lexie "pointed out" of Intermediate fences, which qualified her for regional finals. The top two from regionals (bay area schools) move onto zones (all west coast schools), and the top two from zones move onto nationals! This weekend, Lexie won her class at zone finals which qualified her for nationals in Lexington, KY. Congrats Lexie and good luck at Nationals!!