CHS powerlifters advance to state meetBy CLAY MCFERRIN,
Three Charleston High School powerlifting team members have qualified for the 2020 Mississippi High School Activities Association Powerlifting Championships, to be held Saturday, April 18, at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
The student-athletes punched their ticket to state by virtue of a top-three finish in their respective weight class at last week’s North Half Championships.
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In Girls Class I, two of three Charleston athletes competing in North Half events on March 5 at East Union advanced to state.
In the 105-pound weight class, Keely Buckley finished second with best lifts totaling 555 pounds (220 squat, 100 bench press and 235 deadlift).
In the 123-pound weight class, Germirrah Cannon also captured second place with best lifts totaling 560 pounds (220 squat, 90 bench press and 250 deadlift).
At the Boys Region 1-2A North Half competition, Charleston junior Dontavious Cashaw earned a first-place finish in the 308-pound weight class with best lifts totaling 1,590 pounds (600 squat, 350 bench press and 640 deadlift).
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Other CHS lifters qualifying for North Half but not making the grade for the upcoming state meet were:
» Ebony Brown, who finished fourth in the 114-pound weight class with best lifts totaling 495 pounds (185 squat, 85 bench press and 225 deadlift
» Jaylon Brooks, a freshman who placed fifth in the 114-pound weight class with best lifts totaling 495 pounds (200 squat, 100 bench press and 195 deadlift)
» Terrance Hill, a freshman who finished fourth in the 123-pound weight class with best lifts totaling 505 pounds (205 squat, 110 bench press and 190 deadlift)
» Enochius Harris, a junior who came in fourth in the 181-pound weight class with best lifts totaling 1,110 pounds (405 squat, 245 bench press and 460 deadlift)