MHS Powerlifting at Levelland (2-14-2015)
The eight Muleshoe High School Powerlifters spent Valentines Day at the Levelland Lobo Powerlifting Meet. Two Lady Mule and two Mule lifters came home with medals.
“Levelland holds the largest Powerlifting meet in our area,” said Muleshoe Powerlifting coach Kirk Byrd. “There were 275 lifters here today so the competition is stiff. Eight kids competed and four earned medals.”
“That was outstanding considering the number of large schools competing in this meet. Levelland, Midland Lee, Plainview and Seminole are just a few of those schools.”
“Each our of our kids improved a lot since the last meet. I am very proud of how hard the kids have worked. But we still need to make improvement to get as many of our lifters qualified for the Regional and State Meets.”
Brianna Barron led the Lady Mules with a third place finish in the 97 pound class. Noa Rojas finished fifth in the 165 pound class. Evan Paez earned third place in the 114 pound class and David Rodriguez placed fourth in the 275 pound class.
The Lady Mules placed ninth out of 14 teams.
Barron had a total of 450 pounds. She had a squat lift of 170 pounds, bench pressed 75 pounds and deadlifted 205 pounds. Rojas made a squat lift of 205 pounds, bench pressed 100 pounds and deadlifted 250 pounds for a total of 555 pounds.
Brianna Velasquez placed sixth in the 123 pound class with a total of 490 pounds. She had a squat lift of 185 pounds, bench pressed 85 pounds and deadlifted 220 pounds. Ruby Andrade was seventh in the 114 pound class with a squat lift of 200 pounds, bench press of 80 pounds and a deadlift of 200 pounds for a total of 480 pounds.
Jaida Gandarilla placed ninth in the 148 pound class with a total of 525 pounds. She squat lifted 205 pounds, bench pressed 90 pounds and deadlifted 230 pounds. Daniella Cortez placed tenth in the 148 pound class. She had a squat lift of 195 pounds, bench pressed 85 pounds and deadlifted 245 pounds for a total of 525 pounds.
Paez had a total of 750 pounds. He had a squat lift of 260 pounds, bench pressed 160 pounds and deadlifted 750 pounds. Rodriguez squat lifted 550 pounds, bench pressed 315 pounds and deadlifted 460 pounds for a total of 1375 pounds.
The Muleshoe Powerlifting teams regular season competition will be in the Seagraves Eagles Meet February 21. It is the final opportunity to qualify for the Regional Meet.