LAS VEGAS (AP) — National Finals Rodeo rookie Mary Walker stayed perfect through three rounds, topping the barrel racing field with a 13.69-second run Saturday night.
The 53-year-old Walker leads all NFR competitors with earnings of $54,772 in the 10-round rodeo, and is second in the season standings with $182,064. Standings leader Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas, shut out when she failed to place in the top six in the round, has earned $186,568.
Kelli Tolbert of Hooper, Utah, finished second in 13.73. Defending world champion Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, was third in 13.76, and is third in the standings with $156,492.