Murayama gets cowgirl honor

POIPU — Cora Murayama was announced as the All Around Cowgirl following the season-opening Kauai All Girl Rodeo Association event two weeks ago at the CJM Country Stables.

Murayama topped the breakaway roping event on an 11.07 average, bettering Kira Pimental, named the Reserve All Around Cowgirl for the rodeo, who ended the event in third with a 19.51 average.

Pimental reversed the tables in the goat tying event, capturing second with a 24.316 average and edging out Murayama, who finished fifth with a 26.329 average.

But Murayama came up with the fast time in the steer undecorating event, stopping the clock on a 2.32 run.

Murayama iced her honor by heading for Karen Akita for a 29.40 average and second place in the team roping event.

Barrel Racing, 1st D: Cheyanne Tannery (17.938), Janine Wilson (18.521), Casera Silva (18.807), Coryssa Silva (18.826), Rosanne Shimogawa (18.957).

2nd D: Rhonda Refamonte (19.469), Cora Murayama (19.489), Kiara Ruiz (19.562), Marti Snyder (19.661), Trish Lorenzo (19.704).

3rd D: Robin Maglinti (21.011), Kristen Low (22.043), Stephanie Barnum (22.539), Tammy Puu (22.579), Dena Souza (22.592).

Pole Bending, 1st D: Coryssa Silva (22.213), Cheyanne Andrade (22.283), Kristy Pimental (23.245), Kiara Ruiz (23.764).

2nd D: Karen Akita (24.36), Wailana Blackstad-Mahina (24.888), Wailana Blackstad-Tunda (24.905), Elise Silva (25.037), Trish Lorenzo (25.658).

3rd D: Laureen Naumu-Balocan (26.361), Pat Hashimoto-Ferreira (26.521), Cheyanne Andrade (26.637), Robin Medeiros (26.795), Tami Yamamoto (27.026).

Goat Tying: Kim Medeiros (21.449), Kira Pimental (24.316), Kirara Ruiz (24.429), Marti Snyder (26.048), Cora Murayama (26.329) Fast time for event: Kim Medeiros (9.883).

Steer Undecorating: Janine Wilson (6.14), Marti Snyder (6.51), Kim Medeiros (7.58), Wailana Blackstad (7.6), Kristy Pimental (11.9) Fast time for event: Cora Murayama (2.32).

Breakaway Roping: Cora Murayama (11.07), Karen Akita (15.01), Kira Pimental (19.51), Kiara Ruiz (30.54), Marti Snyder (4.96/1) Fast time for event: Marti Snyder (4.96).

Dally Team Roping: Cheyenne Andrade/Kristen Low (20.54/2), Cora Murayama/Karen Akita (29.40/2), Kristy Pimental/Kira Pimental (36.84/2), Cora Murayama/Trish Lorenzo (9.69/1), Wailana Blackstad/Kira Pimental (10.96/1) Fast time for event: Cheyenne Andrade/Kristen Low (7.85).

All Around Cowgirl: Cora Murayama

Reserve All Around Cowgirl: Kira Pimental


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