Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorShaylee Hance of Central Wyoming College now sits fourth in the goat tying standings at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Hance was in the top position after her performance Wednesday night.
She is watching the standings after going 7.1 seconds, 6.6 and 6.4 for a total of 20.1 through the three preliminary rounds guaranteed to a CNFR competitor.
Three cowgirls jumped ahead of her after the round on Thursday.
Jordan Thurston of Gillette College is leading goat tying with times of 6.3, 6.2 and 6.2 for 18.7 seconds.
Northeastern Junior College cowgirl Hayden Segelke is second after times of 6.2, 6.7 and 6.2 for 19.1 seconds.
Amy Tierney from Chadron State is third (6.5, 6.6, 6.4 -- 19.5 seconds).
All three leaders are from the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Hance won the regional title in May.
The rodeo continues at 7 p.m. Friday at the Casper Events Center.
The top 12 will advance to the finals on Saturday. Hance is likely to make the finals.
Central Wyoming College cowboys Blaine Mathews and Colton Miller scored points Thursday night at the CNFR in saddle bronc.
Mathews came up with a 65-point ride. Mathews didn't have a score on his first ride. He came back with a 66 on his second performance.
Miller posted a 69.5 on his third and final performance after not scoring in the first two rides.
Spratt at CNFR
Northeastern Junior College freshman Coralee Spratt put down a time of 3.0 seconds in breakaway roping in her third performance.
Spratt didn't have a time in her first round. In the next performance, she had a 12.5 for a total of 15.5 seconds.
Spratt, from Lysite, has helped Northeastern Junior College stand second in the women's team standings at 255 points.
Idaho State University is first with 410 points.
Tarleton State University is first in the men's standings (415 points).
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