STILLWATER, Okla. -ÊThe western half of the Texas A&M equestrian team finished in second place in the first of two regional point shows being hosted by Oklahoma State this weekend.

Oklahoma State edged the Aggies on Saturday, 36-33, to retake the lead in the yearly regional point standings, 91-89. Southern Nazarene finished third with 14 points.

The Aggies won four classes, two by national championship scorers and two by first-year riders.

Junior Laura King of Bryan, a first-year rider, won the second section of intermediate II horsemanship in the very first ride of her collegiate career.

Senior Kari Geistweidt, another first-year rider, won the first section of beginner horsemanship.

Junior Kate Toomey, one of two A&M riders with an individual national title, won the second section of novice horsemanship. Toomey has already qualified for the regional championship show in March in the intermediate horsemanship division.

Sophomore Katrina McLeod grabbed top honors in the only section of intermediate I horsemanship. Teammate Calle Poindexter was third behind McLeod, which earned her enough points to advance into the intermediate II horsemanship division.

The Aggies return to action at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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