Six Midlothian girls powerlifters went to Forney for the Region 3 meet seeking berths to the state meet. All six left with a ticket to the meet in hand.
Each of the six girls posted an increase in their total weight lift by day’s end and each finished in the top 11 in their classification. The meet featured a total of 134 lifters from 64 schools. The group will head to Corpus Christi on March 19 for the state meet.
Headlining the group were seniors Lexi Ball and Kristine Robinson who finished fourth in the 105-pound and 220-plus pound classes. Ball lifted a combined weight of 620, 10 pounds more than her previous best this season. She squatted 220, bench pressed 125 and dead lifted 275. Her dead lift was the second highest total in her weight class for the meet.
Robinson, a state qualifier last year, finished the day at 935 pounds just five pounds behind third place finisher Brianna Benner of Rice. That combined lift was 40 pounds better than her previous total this season. Robinson squatted 420, benched 160 and dead lifted 360.
Stephanie Horton also earned a trip to state placing seventh in the 148-pound class with a combined lift of 760, 20 pounds better than her previous season best. Horton squatted 285, benched 150 and dead lifted 325. Her 150-pound bench was tied with two other lifters for best total of the day in that weight class.
Raegan McGuire earned an alternate slot to the state meet with her 10th place finish in the 132-pound class. McGuire lifted 585 combine pounds, 30 pounds more than her season best. She squatted 250, benched 75 and dead lifted 260.
Sam Brewer and Shaddai Rios both placed 11th in their respective classes, earning alternate status as well. Brewer, a 114-pound class lifter, had a combined weight of 445, 10 more pounds than her best total for the season. She squatted 160, benched 85 and dead lifted 200.
Rios went for 590 pounds in the 123-pound class, a 10-pound increase from her previous best. She squatted 215, benched 115 and dead lifted 260.
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