Sealy strength sees improvement

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The Sealy powerlifting teams headed to Rice Consolidated High School last Thursday for the first of two consecutive meets at the Raiders’ place and came away with improvements across the board.

The boys finished eighth out of 19 total teams and the girls took home sixth from a 16-team competition at the Swamp Strength Invitational.

For the Tigers, four lifters eclipsed the century mark with Yahir Alvarez registering a 120-pound increase on his total weight by the end of the night. Eric Burns (1,095), Patrick Washington (1,080) and Jackson Osborne (1,035) joined Alvarez (1,060) in the four-digit club in what served as the first meet of the season for Washington.

All in all, the boys moved 10,260 pounds and had a representative take second and third each in their respective weight classes, and had two fifth-place finishers, to score 10 team points.

Sealy now has four lifters in the region’s top-10 rankings for their weight class, a pair each in the 114- and 132-pound weight classes.

Dylan Thaxton’s total of 940 puts him second overall in the 132 class while Weslee Novosad (800-pound total) checked in at No. 10 in the same class. Juan Perez and Max Wickens take up No. 6 and No. 8 in the 114-pound weight class with totals of 640 and 445 pounds, respectively.

On the girls’ side, Lady Tigers head coach Julie Carruthers was proud of the effort put forth in Altair and looks forward to seeing even more improvements.

“This was a tough meet with stiff competition, but all the girls are still growing their personal bests,” she said after the Swamp Strength Invitational. “I have a young team that improves their overall totals with each meet which is exciting and promising.”

The Sealy girls lifted a total of 5,815 pounds and had singular representatives take first and fourth place each as well as had a pair of fifth-place finishers to earn 11 team points, the second-best total for a Division 2 team.

Sabrina Terrill, the Lady Tigers’ lone champion from the 259+-pound weight class, retains her No. 1 spot in the regional rankings after pushing her total over 800 pounds for the first time on

the year. Terrill was also awarded best bench press honors in her weight class with a max of 190 pounds, a 90-pound cushion on the other two representatives.

In addition, Broccisha Williams jumped up to 10th while both Melanie Nieto and Avy Infante sit just outside the top-10 in 12th.

The Sealy teams will return to Rice Consolidated this Saturday for the Raider Booster Club Meet with time running out to clinch a spot in the top 10 to move onto regionals. The last day for girls to qualify is on Feb. 22 while the boys have until Feb. 29.

Sealy boys’ powerlifting results from Swamp Strength Invitational, Feb. 6

Weight class Place Name Body weight Squat Bench Press Deadlift Total
114 5 Perez, Juan 111.6 230 135 275 640
132 2 Thaxton, Dylan 129.8 355 200 385 940
132 5 Novosad, Weslee 127.9 325 155 320 800
165 6 Riley, Corey 161.7 345 225 375 945
165 7 Casique, Leo 159.3 305 250 360 915
165 8 Monterroza, Jonathan 164.2 365 205 340 910
181 3 Osborne, Jackson 172.2 415 240 380 1035
198 13 Arriaga, Jose 191.8 305 185 350 840
220 8 Burns, Eric 210.1 420 250 425 1095
242 6 Washington, Patrick 224.6 425 250 405 1080
242 8 Alvarez, Yahir 227.8 390 255 415 1060

Sealy girls’ powerlifting results from Swamp Strength Invitational, Feb. 6

Weight class Place Name Body weight Squat Bench Press Deadlift Total
114 4 Arteaga, Hailey 114 185 75 175 435
123 6 Kollman, Mackenzie 122.6 210 115 195 520
132 5 Williams, Broccisha 128 225 105 250 580
132 7 Fellows, Shyla 132 201 95 230 535
148 7 Cash, Taylor 135 230 100 230 560
148 8 De La Portilla, Ana 139.6 210 95 245 550
148 11 Walts, Lily 143.2 215 90 225 530
165 5 Nieto, Melanie 165 285 110 260 655
220 6 Infante, Avy 198.8 270 140 235 645
259+ 1 Terrill, Sabrina 259.6 315 190 300 805

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