The success Lafayette’s powerlifting team had in its first meet last week paid dividends on Monday with a second-place finish in the Lady Wildcat Invitational held at Calhoun City.
The Lady Commodores totaled 55 points, second to Charleston’s 63. Oxford finished third with 30 points, while Pontotoc (24) and Calhoun City (10) rounded out the teams at the meet.
Cate Clay lifted in the 97-pound weight class for the Lady Commodores and finished first with a 425-pound total. Meg Norphlet competed in the 105 class and was first with a total of 500. San Hairston competed in the 123 class as did Jada McIntosh. Hairston was second with a 595, while McIntosh totaled 500.
Toinella Marion competed in the 132 class and finished first with a 630. Corey Hollis was also in the 132 class and she finished third with a 615. Keyonna Perry competed in the 148 class, Meghan Sharp and Jazmine Jones competed in the 165 class. Kelsey Kesler competed in the 181 class as did Daniesha Phillips. Ashley Carter competed in the 220 class, while Madison Sharp was in the 220-plus class.
Lafayette’s first boys powerlifting meet of the season netted a third-place finish in the Wildcat Invitational Saturday. The Commodores totaled 33 points in the meet and had four lifters finish second or better overall. Pontotoc won the meet with 66 points, while Oxford was second with 36. Starkville was fourth followed by West Point.
John Mills finished first in the 114-pound weight division by setting records in the squat (270 pounds) and deadlift (305).
Mills totaled 700 pounds overall. Mario Toles (275) also finished first in his weight division thanks to a total of 1,400. He squatted 590, benched 260 and deadlifted 600.
D.Q. Reynolds (super heavyweight) was second with a total 1,405 thanks to a 540 squat, 315 bench and 625 deadlift. Cortez Coleman (242) was second in his weight division with a total of 1,255. He squatted 405, benched 250 and deadlift 600. Tyler Kemp (123) was the next top Commodore with a third-place finish. He benched 95, squatted 175 and deadlifted 175 for a total of 445.
Kalen Coleman (198) and J.D. Driver (148) both finished in fourth place. Driver totaled an 840 thanks to a 340 squat, 155 bench and a 360 deadlift. Coleman squatted 380, benched 275 and deadlifted 475 to finish with a 1,080. John Chance (275) finished fifth for the Commodores with a 1,110. He squatted 375, benched 205 and deadlifted 500. Eli Johnson (308) also finished fifth in his weight class with 315 squat, 250 bench and a 400 deadlift for a total of 1,000. (February 1, 2012, Page 7)