The St. Mary’s Powerlifting team joined 240 lifters at Leesville High School this weekend, Jan. 26-27, for an invitational meet. Despite going up against several 5A schools, two freshmen out lifted the competition.
AK Jackson may be a Freshman, but this is her second year lifting with the Tigers. Last year as an 8th grader, she placed 4th at the state level! In this meet, she earned another 3rd place medal, beating out a 5A competitor by 35 pounds.
Following in her fierce footsteps is fellow Freshman Chloe Nash. Chloe has only been lifting for two months, but has already proved that strong things come in tiny packages! She placed 2nd in her weight class at this meet, and you will see her on the podium again.
Every single lifter (six girls, four boys) had at least one personal record (PR) on Saturday. As the team begins their preparation for the Regional meet, things are looking great for St Mary’s Powerlifting teams.
Mark your calendars. The Regional meet is Feb 22 (girls) and 23 (boys) as Bolton High School in Alexandria. The State meet will be held in the Rapids Parish Coliseum, also in Alexandria. The girls will compete on March 15th and the boys on the 16th.
Pictured on first row from left are Chloe Nash and Kylie Bennett. On second row are Coach Hannah Whatley and Hannah Deranger. On third row are Anna Kate Jackson, Chloe Cremeans and Sarah Thibodaux. On fourth row are Jace Miley, Thomas Watkins, Will deVargas and Cole Fisher.