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KHS Lifters finish 9th at state along with a state record

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Out of the 83 team competing in the state 4A powerlifting meet in Abilene on Saturday the Kennedale team earned enough points to finish in 9th place and set a state record in one weight class. {{more:[read more]}}
 
lifted a combined 1020 lbs for state record …
 
KHS junior Justin Lindsay, the defending state champion in the 114 lbs class, won the weight class again and set a new state record in the process at 1020 lbs total (425 squat, 220 bench, 375 deadlift). This is the third year for Lindsey to make the state tournament. Last year he won the state title with a combined lift of 970 lbs. Coming into the tournament, Lindsey was ranked 2nd in the state.
 

In the 148 lbs weight class, {{t2:John Mitchell: }} (Sr)finished in 8th place with a combined lift of 1075 llbs (420 squat, 225 bench, 430 deadlift). Mitchell had a rank of 61 prior to the tournament.

{{t2:Colton Hall: }} (Jr) in the 220 lbs weight class, finished in 9th place with a combined lift of 1385 lbs (550 squat, 295 bench, 540 dead lift). Hall had a state rank of 16 prior to the state meet.

In the 242 lbs class, {{t2:Matt Naugle:}} (Sr) finished in 14th place with a combined lift of 1390 lbs (580 squat, 320 bench, 490 deadlift). Naugle was ranked 23rd prior to the meet.
 
4th straight year to win a region title …
 
The Kennedale team of lifters won the regional tournament on March 5 in Chico. That was the 4th straight region title for the ?Iron Cats? from Kennedale. Powerlifting is a mainstay of Kennedale athletics whether it is a football player or a Lady Kat basketball player. Kennedale has won state championships in both boys and girls powerlifting and almost every year sends lifters to the state meet.
 
This year powerlifting coaches were Kenneth Jowers, Bryan Barrett, Jay Beck and Joey Lucerno, Beck, .

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