Powerlifting: JHS girls start season strong; Devillier named outstanding lifter

The Jacksonville High School girls powerlifting team came in third place in the team standings at the Lindale Invitational on Saturday. This was the first meet of the season for the  Maidens. Pictured are, front row, from left, Danielle Searcy, Alyssa Justice, Amarelis Gonzalez, Chloie Devillier (Outstanding Lifter Light Platform) and Kristin Gonzalez. Standing, from left, Morgan Washburn, Toniyah Tyler, Nathaly Martinez, Brittany Westbrook and Reyna Munoz.


LINDALE — The 2020 powerlifting season got under way on Saturday for the Jacksonville High School iron pumpers.

The Fightin' Maidens started the new campaign on a high note by finishing in third place in the team standings.

Chloie Devillier won the 97.5-pound weight class and was named Outstanding Lifter (Light Platform).

Jacksonville also had two girls to finish in second place in their respective weight classes. Nathaly Martinez (114.5 class) and Brittany Westbrook (123.5 class) earned runner-up accolades.

In the 259.5 weight category, Alyssa Justice came in fourth place.

Three Fightin' Maidens secured bronze medal finishes. That group included Reyna Munoz (114.5 class), Danielle Searcy (198.5 class) and Amarelis Gonzalez (220.5 class).

Finishing in sixth place in the 220.5 category was Toniyah Tyler.

Jacksonville's Kristin Gonzalez ended up in seventh place in the 165.5 class.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Hunter (148.5 class) and Morgan Washburn (165.5 class) came in 13th place in their respective groupings.

Individual weight lifted totals were not available for the girls division on Monday morning.


NOTE: The Jacksonville boys got off to a slow start, finishing in 16th place out of 17 teams … Jacob Huddleston earned the Indians' only point by coming in fifth place in the 181-pound weigh class. Huddleston lifted 380-pounds in squat, benched 240-pounds and had a top dead lift of 410-pounds ...Brownsboro (56), Lindale (27) and Tyler-Chapel Hill (21), were the top schools in the team standings.


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