Nine power lifters advance to regionals

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Regional Power lifting qualifiers (not pictured Yancy Perkins)

Leanne Ingram, Adviser

Five girls and four boys qualified for the regional power lifting meet.

Seniors Carly Rodriguez and Leticia Salas, juniors Emily Guerrero and Summer Furlong, and sophomore Aevrie Seegmiller will represent the girls’ team.

Currently, Guerrero sits fourth overall in the 148 pound class. The top two lifters from regionals or anyone who lifts a total of 800 pounds will advance to state.

“I only need 25 more pounds to automatically qualify for state,” Guerrero said. “It going to be tough, but I think I can do it.”

This is Furlong’s first year to compete in power lifting; she currently sits tenth in the region in the 105 pound weight class.

“I don’t know if I will be able to advance to state,” Furlong said. “But I have really enjoyed the experience and hope to improve for next year.”

Representing the boys’ team will be senior Jeron Conine and juniors Yancy Perkins, Aaron Suniga, and Xavier Herrera.

Conine is sitting second currently in the region in the super heavy weight class.

“I have been working with state in mind for the last two years,” Conine said. “I feel like I have a good chance of making it to state. I need 90 more pounds to get to 1600 total and automatically qualify. It’s do or die time.”

The girls’ regional contest will begin at 8:45 am at Little River-Academy High School on Saturday, Mar. 7.

The boys will travel to West High School on Saturday, Mar. 14 for their regional meet.