Lady powerlifters from 4 county ISDs power through to State
Several girls from area powerlifting teams have qualified for state competition following regional meets Saturday, March 2.
Four ladies from Jacksonville will advance to State, after finishing well at the Region 3, Division 1 competition at Pine Tree in Longview.
Chloe Devillier qualified in the 97-weight class after finishing first with lifts totaling 565 pounds.
Yanelly Barrera also took top honors, participating in the 181-class with a total weight of 820 pounds.
Second place finishes went to Karleigh Steward in the 105-class with a 550-pound total weight and Brittany Westbrook in the 114-class with lifts totaling 640 pounds.
The team placed fourth at Regionals with a team total of 24 points. First place went to Whitehouse (32), followed by Lindale (32) and Tyler Lee (29).
Victoria Ivy of Rusk also advances to State from the Region 3, Division 2 meet in Fairfield. She earned the top spot in the 105-class with a total weight of 580 pounds.
Other competitors from Rusk included David-Lee Martinez, 198-class, third, 860 pounds; Valerie Ivy, 132-class, fifth, 685 pounds; Zoe Fields, 114-class, sixth, 565 pounds and Kelsey White, 181-class, seventh, 715 pounds.
The Rusk Lady Eagles finished seventh at the meet.
Bullard powerlifters also competed at the Fairfield meet. The team finished third with 23 points, trailing Gilmer (40) and Fairfield (32).
A trio of Lady Panthers qualified for state competition by finishing first in their respective classes.
Charity Campbell, participating in the 165-class, had a total weight of 905 pounds. Maria Vences had lifts totaling 880 pounds in the 181-weight class and Leighann Langston posted weights totaling 1,050 pounds in the 259+ class.
Other competitors from Bullard included Heather Coe, 259-class, fourth; and Samantha Pineda, 132-class, 11th.
Troup powerlifters competed the Region 3, Division 3 competition at Fairfield.
Team results placed the Tigers in fifth place overall with 10 points, behind Lone Oak (30), Kemp (23), Winnsboro (22) and Hemphill (10).
Alonda Salinas finished second in the 259+ class with lifts totaling 1,085 -- enough to send her on to state competition.
Jalyce Dennis also qualified for State, finishing third at Regionals in the 220-class with a total weight of 995 pounds.
Other competitors from Troup included Maryssa Gilliam, 198-class, fourth; and Rhema Pitts, 148-class, sixth.
The State meet for girl’s powerlifting is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.
The Regional meets for boy’s powerlifting are Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9.
Those who qualify will participate at State Saturday, March 23, at Abilene.
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