HEBER CITY -- Meggen Hodson pulled off a double-double at the Utah High School Rodeo Association State Finals.
Hodson, a Fremont High School graduate, repeated as girls goat tying champion with 137 points. She also punched her ticket to next month's National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., with a second-place finish in breakaway roping (117 points).
"I think holding my title was good," said the 18-year-old Hodson. "I achieved my goal and am really happy to be going to nationals in two events. I'll celebrate this by hanging out with family and friends."
Hodson had her slowest time of the state finals in goat tying with a 12.43-second run during Saturday's short round at the Wasatch County Event Center. She stumbled running down the rope to her goat.
"I had to keep going and finish the run," Hodson said. "The dirt just slid out from underneath me. Even stumbling, I did the best I could."
She took third in the short round of breakaway roping with a 3.33-second run.
The Spikers' Hailey Lindsey swept the state saddle in breakaway roping with 131 points. She finished second in the short round with a 4.23-second run, and won the state finals at 21.24 seconds.
Lindsey was the only roper to catch three calves during the four-day Utah High School Rodeo Association State Finals.
A full recap of the Top of Utah finishers will appear in Monday's sports section. Shooting and the week-long queen competition was also held.
The top four finishers in each specialty will advance to the national high school finals. Utah, a perennial power, will look to capture its eighth national team title.
Other Utah competitors will represent the state at the Silver State International Rodeo at the end of the month in Winnemucca, Nev.