By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer
A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April.
Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City.
“I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand Pre said. “But to do so well in such a large event in the 1D division took a lot of mental focus.”