Ganado lifter goes for third straight state title
Ganado's Megan Taylor is going after her third straight state championship at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association's state meet at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Taylor will compete in the Class 1A meet, which - along with the Class 2A and 5A meets - are scheduled for Saturday.
The Class 4A and 3A meets will be held Friday.
Taylor goes into the meet as the top seed in the 220-plus pounds class with qualifying lifts that total 1,150 pounds. The next closest competitor has a total lift of 1,030 pounds.
Calhoun qualified 12 lifters for the Class 4A meet. The Sandies will go for a record eighth consecutive team title.
Victoria West's Elizabeth Neitch will compete in the Class 4A 198-pound class.
Edna qualified six lifters for the Class 2A meet.
THSWPA State Meet
Following are area qualifiers for the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association's state meet at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
97 pounds: Kassidy Colianni, Calhoun, 510 pounds; Darian Garza, Calhoun, 510 pounds.
114 pounds: Victoria Velasquez, Calhoun, 660 pounds; Miranda Smith, Calhoun, 610 pounds.
123 pounds: Britni Hicks, Calhoun, 780 pounds; Marissa Martinez, Calhoun, 755 pounds; Miranda Moya, Calhoun, 665 pounds.
132 pounds: Kristian Villegas, Calhoun, 790 pounds.
148 pounds: Moriah Guzman, Calhoun, 900 pounds; Natalie Lyssy, Calhoun, 770 pounds.
165 pounds: Kassidy Meyer, Calhoun, 870 pounds; Alexis Pelitire, Beeville, 770 pounds.
181 pounds: Katie Pecena, Calhoun, 805 pounds.
198 pounds: Elizabeth Neitch, Victoria West, 755 pounds.
220-plus pounds: Ashley Olivarez, Beeville, 865 pounds.
165 pounds: Elea Molina, Gonzales, 745 pounds.
220-plus pounds: Erika Hernandez, Gonzales, 880 pounds.
97 pounds: Kamryn Roman, Edna, 480 pounds.
105 pounds: Avery Davant, Tidehaven, 560 pounds.
123 pounds: Mycah Brooker, Van Vleck, 660 pounds.
132 pounds: Dolly Ortiz, Edna, 625 pounds.
148 pounds: Meghan Truax, Goliad, 835 pounds; Eboni Ogden, Edan, 650 pounds.
165 pounds: Brenda Sustaita, Refugio, 705 pounds.
181 pounds: Ja-Nessia Prince, Edna, 680 pounds.
198 pounds: Enriqueta Cruz, Palacios, 785 pounds; Laura Garcia, Edna, 665 pounds.
220-plus pounds: Shermeka Thompson, Edna, 765 pounds; Diamond Ramirez, Rice Cons., 750.
114 pounds: Zoe Valdez, Ganado, 630 pounds.
132 pounds: Alex Luera, Ganado, 570 pounds.
148 pounds: Miranda Machicek, Louise, 615 pounds.
181 pounds: Donnaly Soliz, Runge, 760 pounds.
198 pounds: Taylor Mirelez, Ganado, 635 pounds.
220-plus pounds: Megan Taylor, Ganado, 1,150 pounds; Xaubriana Barrientez, Kenedy, 735 pounds.