The fall high school rodeo season is underway, and local competitors have made good showings, landing in the top 10 several times over the course of four rodeos.
Jaycee Lambert of Harrison has positioned herself in sixth place in the early All-Around Cowgirl standings, and she began the new season with a championship in the barrel racing at the first rodeo in Bassett. She posted an 18.100 in that event and went on to take fourth place in the breakaway with a 3.100.
Crawford’s Tatum Reid picked up points for finishing in the top 10 in goat tying, taking seventh place with a time of nine seconds. Reid posted a time of 32.175 in the pole bending as well but was well out of the top 10.
Reid came out the next day at Bassett to win the goat tying with a 7.900; she was out of the top finishers in pole bending again with a 26.695 and caught her breakaway calf in 12.670.
Blaise Lange of Harrison was seventh in breakaway on day two in Bassett with a 2.880. Lange and team roping partner Rhett Flack of Crawford clinched third in that event with a 10.790. Lange clocked an 18.985 in barrels, and Lambert had a 23.562 in the event, both finishing outside the top 10. Lambert also caught her calf in 3.550 but was a fraction too slow to earn any points from the catch.
Lambert was fourth in two events at the first rodeo in Lexington over the weekend. She was fourth in breakaway with a 3.190, and she and team roping partner Zachary Miller were a fraction of a second out of first in that event, taking fourth with an 8.800. Lambert posted a 17.318 in barrel racing, and Lange had a 21.603 in the event, neither of which was good enough to place. Lange and Flack were just outside the top 10 in team roping with a 17.580.
Lambert and Miller moved up a spot to third in team roping on the second day at Lexington with a 9.050. Lambert was also ninth in barrels with a 16.079 and caught her breakaway calf in 4.150. Lange crossed the finish line in barrels in 21.734.