The Lady Farmers sent three athletes to Corpus Christi for the powerlifting state championships and came away with two medalists.
Competing in the small school 4A state championships on March 18, Farmersville earned four points at the meet, while Robstown took home first place with 25 points.
Of the competitors, Mara Juntado had the best finish for the Lady Farmers. She finished third overall in the 114-pound weight class with a total lifting weight of 725 pounds over three lifts.
After the bench press and squat lifts, Juntado was in sixth place with a total of 420 pounds, 35 pounds off of a top-three position. She had a 290-pound squat and 190-pound bench press.
Needing to make up some ground, Juntado had a 305-pound deadlift, which was the best in her entire weight class. It was 20 pounds better than the next best participant and cleared her for the third-place spot by 20 points.
In the 123-pound weight class, Phoebe Attaway finished tied for fourth overall with a total of 740 pounds. She was tied with Perryton’s Sofia Flores and just five pounds off of Bandera’s Elizabeth Garcia for a top-three position. Attaway had a 285-pound squat, 160-pound bench press and 295-pound deadlift.
Elizabeth Applegate also went to the state meet for Farmersville but scratched with an injury in the 198-pound weight class.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]