CEDAR HILL – Hunter Porter is known as a strong powerlifter. Last weekend, she outdid herself.
The Red Oak senior deadlifted a career-best 415 pounds en route to claiming a first place finish in the 165-pound girls class at the Cedar Hill Invitational. The two-time state qualifier is on her way back.
Porter squatted 320 pounds, the second best in her class and tied for seventh best total of any girl lifter for the day. Her 135-pound lift on the bench was fifth best in her weight class. Needing a big surge on the deadlift, Porter put up that career-best attempt, finishing second at the meet to only Ryean Hernandez of Venus, who is a 220-plus pound lifter. Her 415 was 40 pounds better than the next lifter in her class. Porter’s combined lift of 870 beat out runnerup Loren Griffin of Dallas Life Oak Cliff by 55 pounds.
Porter wasn't alone on the medal stand as four other Lady Hawks nabbed top five finishes. Taylor Anderson placed third in the 181-pound class with a combined lift of 705. Halei Massey and Renae Richardson both picked up fifth place finishes in the 148- and 198-pound classes respectively. Massey had a combined lift of 585 while Richardson lifted 705.
All eight Lady Hawk lifters finished inside the top 10 in their respective classes. As a team, Red Oak placed eighth with 12 points. Eighth through third places were separated by just eight points.
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