“It was kind of a luck run, it just fell together,” Peters said with a laugh. “I knew the calf was going to step right and I think I just over-compensated a little too much but it still worked out. At first I was like, ‘Oh, no!’ And then I was like, ‘Oh, yeah!’ It happened so fast I didn’t really have time to think.”
With her spot in Saturday night’s short go-round secured, Peters plans on just sticking with what has worked for her all week.
“I’m just going to make my own run and let the chips fall where they may,” she said.
Cochise College’s Jill Donnelly was the next-to-last competitor in the event Wednesday. And while she wasn’t able to watch the competitors before her, she was able to hear announcers Boyd Polhamus and Andy Selier.
“I kept hearing the announcer say, ‘No time. No time,’” Frey said. “So I was going to make sure I got my goat tied. My goat wasn’t really wanting to take the tie, so I just focused on getting it tight and I was really happy with it.”
Donnelly did just that. Her time of 6.8 seconds was her slowest of the rodeo, but it was fast enough to put her in a tie for fourth place in the third go-round and move her into third in the average with a three-run time of 19.9 seconds. Montana State’s Paige Rasmussen leads the average with an 18.9.