For only the second time in Sulphur Springs High School history, a girl powerlifter has qualified for the State Meet. Freshman Machelle Allen qualified for state with a second place finish in the 259+ pound weight class at the Regional Meet Wednesday at Whitehouse. Allen had a 375 pound total in squat, a 135 pound bench press and a 320 pound dead lift.
2020 SSHS graduate Sable Erdmier qualified for state last year but was unable to compete after the State Meet was canceled due to coronavirus. Allen will compete at Corpus Christi on March 20.
In other results Wednesday, senior Czhela Moya finished third in the 97-pound weight class with 145 pounds in squat, 70 pounds in bench press and 150 pounds in dead lift. Senior Trinity Sickles placed fourth in the 97-pound weight class with 135 pounds in squat, 65 pounds in bench press and 160 pounds in dead lift.
Powerlifting Coach Casey Jeter said he was proud of all eight of his Lady Cats’ lifters that qualified for the Regional Meet. He said every lifter had a personal best lift either in squat, bench press of dead lift or all three.
Other Lady Cats’ competitors included junior Addyson Lamb, senior Rorie Young, sophomore Markida Hood, senior Kenia Herrera and freshman Reese Offutt.