Spartan cowgirls ranked No. 2 in the region

RANGELY | Three rodeos are in the books, with two to go this fall. The CNCC Spartans competed well this weekend in Price, Utah, for the Utah State University Eastern Collegiate Rodeo, said CNCC head rodeo coach Jed Moore.
The CNCC men’s team broke through in the timed events, earning more points this weekend than they had in the previous two and finishing fifth overall for the weekend.
Cousins Wyatt and Payson Hallam placed second in the first round, third in the championship round, and third overall in the team roping. Wyatt also placed well in the tie down roping, qualifying for his first championship round and finishing fifth overall. Rookie cowboy Austin Romans narrowly missed qualifying for his third straight championship round, finishing in 11th place by less than one second.
The cowgirls also showed well in a tough field of competitors. Veteran breakaway roper Ashley Farrington continued her consistency placing second in the first round and fourth overall. Her efforts this weekend moved her into the No. 2 spot in the region.
Freshman all around cowgirl Makenah Faircloth is on a roll, placing fourth in the first round of barrel racing.
The Spartan cowgirls slipped from the No. 1 spot in the region to No. 2 after a very strong performance by Utah Valley University’s cowgirls. Less than 200 points separate the top four teams in the region, it is going to be a battle all year for the team title.
CNCC rodeo athletes travel to the Utah State University rodeo in Logan, Utah, this weekend for the fourth of five fall season rodeos.