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NMSU Livestock Team Third in Season's Final Contest

LAS CRUCES?New Mexico State University's livestock judging team ended its season with a third place finish at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

Logan MacLennan led the team, placing fifth individually and finishing first in the sheep category, sixth in reasons and sixth in cattle in the Nov. 14 competition. Johnathan Walsh placed in the top 10 in the cattle, sheep and reasons categories for an eighth high individual placing.

Mike Horvath and Morgan McConnaughey both ranked in the top 10 in cattle.

"This group did a great job for the program and we are looking forward to the future successes of the livestock team," said Clay Elliott, judging program coordinator.

The team won its first title of the season last fall at the Express Ranch Cattle Judging in Yukon, Okla. NMSU followed up with first place finishes in Denver and Dallas, a second place at Phoenix, third at San Antonio and fourth at Houston.

The 2004-05 livestock team is coached by Darick Chabot. Team members are Walsh from Torreon; Jared Long, Great Falls, Mont.; MacLennan, Byers, Colo.; Jenae Antonick, Sahuarita, Ariz.; Horvath, Hesperus, Colo.; and McConnaughey, Riverton, Wyo.