Two Lady Cats’ pioneers in the sport of powerlifting competed at the Girls Regional Meet Thursday in Pine Tree. Addy Lamb, the first SSHS female powerlifter last year, and Sable Erdmier, who soon joined Addy last year, both qualified for the regional meet this year.
Erdmier, a senior, lifting in the 165-pound class, finished second sending her to the Girls State Meet March 21 in Waco. She becomes the first Sulphur Springs girl lifter to go to State. Erdmier came into the Regional Meet ranked #2 in the region. Sulphur Springs Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said competition is fierce in the 165-pound class and three girls, instead of the usual two, qualified for State. Thursday Erdmier set a personal record in the squat with a 340 pound lift. She just missed in an attempt to match the state record in squat at 370 pounds. Erdmier had a 135 pound bench press. She was almost successful trying a 145 pound lift. Erdmier did a 350 pound dead lift.
Lamb, in the 132 pound weight class, came in ranked sixth in the region. She ended up tied for fourth but was dropped to fifth because she weighed one pound more than the other fourth place finisher. Lamb, a sophomore, set a personal record in squat with a lift of 270 pounds. She bench pressed 95 pounds and dead lifted 255 pounds to jump into the fourth place tie.