Vernon finishes strong at rodeo

Special to the QCS

Mesalands Community College team roper Colt Vernon continued his string of productive National Intercollegiate Rodeo events by finishing the long round in a tie for 6th place, and taking 3rd place in the short round at Stephenville, Texas last weekend.

At the end of the roping Vernon had secured fourth place in the average, and accumulated a little over 73 points for the event.

Barrel racer Lacy Thorne was 1.2 seconds short of qualifying for the short round.

“I see improvement in the team with each event,” MCC coach Shawn Patrick said.

This weekend’s rodeo in Big Springs, Texas is the final regional event of the season for MCC.