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NMJC Athletes Place at Regional Rodeo Finals

NMJC Athletes Place at Regional Rodeo Finals photo
Tatum Patten

4/28/2008 3:02:23 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College Women's and Men's Rodeo Team did a great job at the final session of the 2007-2008 Southwest Region/National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association season. This rodeo was held at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, April 24-26, 2008. Three of NMJC's student athletes placed in the regional final.

In the Women's Breakaway Roping, Freshman Tatum Patten of Buck Lake, Alberta, Canada, finished second with an average time of 5.6 seconds over two runs: 2.6 seconds in the long-go and 3.0 seconds in the short-go.

Freshman Kallie Lamb of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, finished tenth in Women's Goat Tying with an average time of 18.5 seconds over two runs. She was 8.4 seconds in the long-go and 10.1 seconds in the short-go.

A third freshman, Landon Hyvonen of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada, finished third in both Bull Riding and the long-go Roping. He finished with a score of 71 points in the long-go.

NMJC Rodeo team now stands at tenth place for Women's and fifteenth for Men's in the Southwest Region. Patten, Lamb and Hyvonen all plan to return to NMJC for their sophomore year as student-athletes and compete for NMJC in this, the toughest region of the NIRA.

If you have any questions please call NMJC Head Rodeo Coach Philip Berry at 399-0640.

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