Powerlifting: JHS girls finish second at Nac Dragon Meet


NACOGDOCHES — Jacksonville's girls just missed scoring a team title at the Nacogdoches Dragon Meet on Thursday.

San Augustine won first place in the team standings, amassing 50 points, with Jacksonville coming in second place, with 47 points.

Earning 37 points, Groveton took third place.

Seven schools participated in the meet.

The Maiden lifters, who are coached by Gregg Armstrong, won first place in four weight classes.

Chloie Devillier, working in the 97 lb. weight class, took first place with lifts totaling 545 lbs.

Karleigh Stewart lifted a total of 505 lbs and Brittany Westbrook went skyward with iron weighing 605 lbs.

Stewart lifted in the 105 lb. division and Westbrook was in the 123 lb. grouping.

Jacksonville's remaining first place lifter was Yanelly Barrera (181 lb.). Barerra had lifts that added up to 790 lbs.

Alicia Truillo ended the day in second place in the 123 lb. division, after successfully lifting iron totaling 540 lbs.

In the same weight group, Maiden Rebecca Toledo took third, pumping a total of 430 lbs.

Also finishing in third place was Juliana Harwell (132 lb.), who was credited with lifts totaling 465 lbs.

Mallory George (181 lb.) also came in third place, after hoisting 550 lbs. of iron.

In the 220 lb. Segment, Amarelis Gonzalez wound up third. She had lifts tallying 530 lbs.

Jacksonville's Kyeleigh Kincade finished fourth in the 132 lb. division.



The Jacksonville lads had their best finish of the season, taking home fourth place in a field of seven schools.

Host Nacogdoches won first place with 32 points, followed closely by Diboll (30) and Lufkin (27).

The Indians won a couple of firsts and ended the day with 21 points.

Weight division winners from Jacksonville was Ben Villegas (148 lb.), who lifted a total of 930 lbs., and in the 181 lb. segment, Jacob Huddleston. Huddleston polished off a total of 1,000 lbs. of iron.

Meanwhile, Gerardo Ramirez had heaves totaling 970 pounds to come in second place in the 165 lb. class.