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Several Panthers and Papermakers lassoed top 10 finishes in Elma

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Washougal riders Tenley Stedman and Megan Townsend.

The first of three meets for Washington High School Equestrian Teams District Three took place Feb. 18 to 20, at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma.

Emily Carroll of Washougal captured first place in figure eight, second in poles and sixth in the team bi-rangle with Goose Rogers.

The Panther drill team of Carroll, Missy Knapp, Rachel Nelson, Tenley Stedman, Shelby Delong, Maddy Kitchen and Nina Pawelzick collected second place.

Jordan Moore finished first for Camas in reining, and 10th in stockseat and trail. Chris Allen claimed first on in-hand trail.

The Papermaker drill team of Moore, Emily Watson, Krysta Purviance, Randi Hirn, Kristi Weese, Megan Templer, Sade Allen, Mckenzie Kuhlman, Hanna Firstenburg and Chris Allen earned fifth place.

Knapp notched second in reining and fourth in figure eight for Washougal. Shelby Valaer took third in saddleseat and trail, and eighth in huntseat. Megan Townsend grabbed fifth in saddleseat and eighth on trail. Chandler Audette earned seventh in key hole, Kitchen claimed seventh in reining and Pawelzick placed eighth in reining.

Kuhlman tied for second in driving and took third on in-hand trail for Camas. Ashlynne Wickersham tied for second in jumping and finished fifth in dressage. Sarah Brizek snatched third in showmanship and fourth on in-hand trail. Brizek, Firstenburg, Kuhlman and Chris Allen earned second on the in-hand obstacle race. Brizek and Chris Allen claimed fourth in driving, Firstenburg and Weese finished fourth in working pairs, and Watson and Moore took fifth in sorting.

Knapp, Nelson, Fee Harrison and Patrick McCarthy captured eighth for Washougal in Canadian flags. Rogers grabbed eighth in poles and 10th in figure eight, Warren and Knapp earned eighth in the bi-rangle, Pawelzick and Kitchen notched ninth in sorting, and Harrison finished 10th in barrels.

Sade Allen, Purviance, Firstenburg and Hirn snatched sixth for Camas in Canadian flags. Weese earned sixth in working rancher, and Purviance placed seventh on individual flags and ninth in barrels. Chris Allen earned eighth on stockseat and Sade Allen netted ninth in dressage. Wickersham and Annika Bales notched ninth in working pairs, and Bales took 10th in dressage.