Quitman High School had four powerlifters, one boy and three girls, qualify for the Division V state tournament at the North Regional Championships held at Ruston High School on February 26th. The LHSPLA state championships will be held at the University of Louisiana -Monroe (ULM) on March 18-19.
In boys competition 11th grader Jake Patton qualified in the 198.3 lb. weight class with a total lift of 785 pounds which earned him an 8th place finish. The only participant from Class B to qualify lifted 320lbs. in the squat, 180lbs in the bench press and 340lbs in the dead lift.
The top qualifier was Junior, Lajaesha Bailey who placed third overall in the girls 181.3 weight class after compiling a total weight of 565 pounds. Bailey squatted 200 pounds and bench pressed 115lbs. Her 250 pound dead lift was the second best total in her class.
Lillian Crawford and Kaitlyn Williams finished in 10th and 14th place respectively in the 165.3lb weight class. Crawford totaled 460lbs with a squat of 150lbs, bench press of 85lbs and a dead lift of 225lbs. Williams totaled 420lbs broken down into 150lbs in the squat, 70lbs in the bench press and 200lbs in the dead lift.