Power lifters take home medals; senior sets 3 new records

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Senior Jeron Conine broke three meet records at the Comanche Power lifting Meet.

Carly Rodriguez, Reporter

Comanche hosted their annual power lifting meet on Jan. 30.

The girls’ team placed fourth and had four individuals earn medals with senior Carly Rodriguez taking  gold in the 198 weight class for the second time this season. 

“This is amazing,” Rodriguez said. “I’m doing really good in this weight class and I’m excited to see how our next meet turns out.”

The rest of the girls team placed as followed:

Summer Furlong (Jr.)- 4th

Aeverie Seegmiller (Soph.)- 3rd

Emily Guerrero (Jr.)- 2nd

Leticia Salas (Sr.)-2nd

The boys team placed second and had every lifter on the team medal, three of which were gold.

Junior Yancy Perkins lifted in the 114 weight class and landed a spot in first place with a total of 615 lbs. 

“It was really great to get first,” Perkins said. “I got some new personal records and got my total up, so that’s really good for me.” 

In the 148 weight class, junior Aaron Suniga also secured first place with a total of 945 lbs.

“I expected to do well,” Suniga said. “It was a great feeling knowing I got first. I’m really glad we all did well and I’m proud of everyone who went out and lifted.” 

Perhaps the most exciting part of the meet was Jeron Conine breaking three meet records and taking home gold in the super heavyweight class .

Conine’s set those new records with 630 lbs on squat,  380 lbs on bench, and a meet total record of 1510 lbs.

“I was really happy when I saw my results,” Conine said. “It was really nice to see my name up there and know all my hard work is paying off.” 

 

The rest of the boys team placed as followed: 

Seth Clemons (Fr.)- 2nd

Alan Garza (Fr.)- 2nd

Cade Bauman (Fr.)-3rd

Xavier Herrera (Jr.)-3rd

“I thought the meet ran off real well and there was lots of great competition,” head power lifting coach Marty Wyatt said. “I thought the Comanche lifters, both boys and girls, represented Comanche and competed very well.” 

The lifters will be traveling to Hamilton for another meet  on Feb. 15.