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West Fargo rider places fourth in national barrel horse racing

PERRY, Ga.-Kayli Sturlaugson, a 19-year-old from West Fargo, placed fourth in second division of the teen finals late Saturday at the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships.Sturlaugson posted a 15.45-second time in the 200-fo...

Kayli Sturlaugson of West Fargo competed in the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga., this past week. Submitted photo
Kayli Sturlaugson of West Fargo competed in the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga., this past week. Submitted photo

PERRY, Ga.-Kayli Sturlaugson, a 19-year-old from West Fargo, placed fourth in second division of the teen finals late Saturday at the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships.

Sturlaugson posted a 15.45-second time in the 200-foot course in which riders weave their horses around three barrels without knocking them over. AnnaLee Smith of Rebecca, Calif. Won the second division in 15.374 seconds in the event held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds located about 120 miles south of Atlanta.

McKenzie Morgan of Maryville, Tenn., won the first division in 14.86 seconds.

Earlier this week out of a total of 1,123 riders, Sturlaugson placed second in the first go-around posting a time of 14.917 seconds. Through the first 800 riders, Sturlaugson had the fastest time.

Sturlaugson is the only North Dakotan competing in the event that also includes riders from eight foreign countries.

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