CASPER, Wyo. – Chadron State College’s Amy Deichert (pronounced Die-kirt) is in second place in the barrel racing standings at the halfway point of the third go-round at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Deichert’s total time on three runs is 42.68 seconds. The only cowgirl with a faster cumulative time through three go-rounds is Liz Combs of Sam Houston State University in Texas at 42.56.
Deichert’s time of 14.07 Tuesday night remains the second fastest of the go-round, topped only by Rachael Primm of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 14.02. Primm is ninth in the overall standings.
Deichert is a freshman from Spearfish, S.D. She was added to the Chadron State women’s team for the national rodeo after another CSC contestant was determined to be ineligible. CSC rodeo coach Dustin Luper said he is thrilled to see Deichert making the most of her opportunity.
Two more young CSC cowgirls also have done well in the third go-round after having problems in the earlier sessions.
Freshman Katie Loughran (Law-horn) of Broken Bow has the sixth fastest time, a 14.22-second mark, at the halfway point in the third go-round of the barrel race, and sophomore Jessie Sturman of Lusk has the second fastest time of 2.8 seconds at the same juncture in the breakaway roping.
Loughran took a no time during her first run in the barrels and Sturman failed to catch her calves in the first two go-rounds of breakaway roping.
The finals rodeo will conclude Saturday night, when the top 12 contestants in each of the nine events will compete.
—CSC Sports Information
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