When the Cumby Lady Trojans Powerlifting headed to Waco for the state meet on Saturday, March 18, They took four qualifiers to state. As a team the Lady Trojans tied for first place with Irion County. Irion was named first based on more first place lifts. The Lady Trojans earned second place as a team.
Cheyenne Jones a junior in the 105 lb weight class earned her third state medal placing 2nd at the meet with her personal best total of 675 lbs. Her 285 lb squat also claimed her award of outstanding squat on the light platform. Ashley Hagood a junior placed 4th in the 148 lb weight class with a total of 785 lbs earning her 2nd medal at state level. Newcomers to medal Samantha Hagood in the 165s and Elizabeth Thomas in the 198s. Sam a junior placed 2nd in her weight class with a total of 770 lbs. Elizabeth (Izzy) a senior placed 4th in her weight class with 855 lbs total.
Coach Tom Dracos said, “I couldn’t be more proud of our girls. They really showed up today. There was a really cool part of the day. Saman that picked up 325 to secure her 2nd place and 30 seconds late Cheyenne Jones dead lifted 255 lbs to put her in first. Great moment! Unfortunately a girl deadlifted 285 lbs to tie Cheyenne for 1st. Cheyenne weighed more than the other lifter so she got 2nd. 1 lb….The difference between 1st and 2nd. 1 lb the difference between State Champs and State Runner Ups. Cheyenne and I joked on the weigh home that we were 1 quesarito(her favorite) away from 1st! Bet she gets it next year!