SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The Sacred Heart University Equestrian team completed day three of competition at the IHSA National Championships this afternoon. The Pioneers were able to place 10th in the Collegiate Cup this as SHU is making is debut as a team at nationals.
Senior Cariann Johnson rode two events for the Pioneers this morning first taking an honorable mention in the team Open Fences contest while placing 4th in Open Flat which propelled the Pioneers to place 10th in the nation. Johnson also received her Cacchione Cup Ribbon and Award for placing 7th in the individual event.
The combination of sopohmore Lea Mascola, sophomore Rebecca Dion, freshman Elisa Palmier, junior Valerie Stein, sophomore Brigitta Shepard and senior Cariann Johnson all contributed to the teams 15.5 points to earn the fifth place finish.
Final Team Standings
1. Emory & Henry College 50.0
2. Savannah College of Art and Design 43.0
3. Stanford University 36.5
4. Delaware Valley University 32.0
4. Skidmore College 32.0
5. St. Lawrence University 30.5
6. Otterbein University 21.5
7. Penn State University 20.0
8. Sweet Briar College 18.0
9. Purdue University 16.0
10. Sacred Heart University 15.5
11. Miami University of Ohio 15.0
12. University of Southern California 12.0
13. Roger Williams University 11.5
14. West Texas A&M University 10.5
15. Louisiana State University 8.0