Ganado lifter wins third straight powerlifting title
CORPUS CHRISTI - Ganado's Megan Taylor won her third straight Class 1A state championship on Saturday at the Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state meet held Friday and Saturday at the American Bank Center.
The Calhoun girls, in part thanks to having a larger contingent than any other team in their classification, won their eighth straight girls powerlifting title.
Of the Sandies 11 lifters this weekend, eight earned points in their events. Calhoun finished with 28 points overall; the next closest school, Kyle Lehman, picked up 13.
For the Sandies, Moriah Guzman led the way with the team's best squat score (375 points), best bench press of 190 pounds, and top deadlift of 385 pounds. Overall, her score of 950 put her fifth overall in the classification standings and the top person in the 148-pound weight class.
Calhoun's Kassidy Meyers also won her weight class, lifting 915 pounds overall in the 165-pound weight class to beat out 10 other competitors. She squatted 365 pounds, bench pressed 170 pounds and dead lifted 380 pounds.
Marissa Martinez took second in the 123-pound weight class, accumulating 750 pounds along the way. She squatted 305 pounds, bench pressed 140 pounds and dead lifted 330 pounds.
Ganado's Taylor won with lifts of 540 pounds in the squat, 240 pounds in the bench press and a dead lift of 420 pounds.
Victoria West's Elizabeth Neitch finished eighth in the Class 4A 198-pound class.
Neitch had a total lift of 780 pounds, and had personal bests in the squat (315 pounds) and bench press (195 pounds).