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DC area cowgirls tops in standings

South Peace Secondary School's Frankie Wilson is enjoying a stellar season and riding away with the all-around title in the Northern Division of the B.C. High School Rodeo Association. The Grade 10 student sits atop the northern standings with 320.

South Peace Secondary School's Frankie Wilson is enjoying a stellar season and riding away with the all-around title in the Northern Division of the B.C. High School Rodeo Association.

The Grade 10 student sits atop the northern standings with 320.5 points 22 points better than Fort St. John's Amanda Gardner in second and about 80 points above Chetwynd's Alyssa-Lynn Harroff.

Wilson is near the top in several events while other Dawson Creek area competitors are also close to the top of the standings in their events.

Dawson Creek's Melynn Stromquist leads pole bending with 90 points, while Groundbirch's Wilson is second with 80 points.

Wilson sits third in goat tying behind Gardner in first and Chetwynd's Chanel Trenholm in second, while Tomslake cowgirl Taija Rae Hermsen sits ninth in that event.

Wilson is second in breakaway roping and barrel racing.

However, the entire Dawson Creek area is well represented in the latter event with seven local girls showing up in the standings.

Behind Wilson is Stromquist (fourth), Krystie Vipond (seventh), Hermsen (11th), Pouce Coupe's Lauryn Davis (15th), Anissa Little (18th) and Denna Millkin (19th).

There are not many boys representing Dawson Creek in the association's North Division this year, but Arras' Lance Isaak is first in team roping.

Meanwhile, Groundbirch cowgirl Mercedes Little and Dawson Creek's Anna Rorison are second and third respectively in the all-around standings of the junior high school girls' northern standings.

Little is fourth and Rorison sits fifth in pole bending; Rorison leads the goat tying and Little is third; Little is tops in the breakaway roping; and Rorison is first in the barrel racing and Little is close behind in second.

The northern high school rodeo circuit moves to Prince George this Saturday and Sunday.

Dawson Creek hosts the northern high school rodeo June 5 and 6.