Glen Rose captured the boys team title last Saturday at the Glen Rose Invitational powerlifting meet, with Matthew Willis and Dillon Graves winning their weight divisions for the Tigers.
The Glen Rose girls placed fourth, as Tatum Stegint earned first place in her division.
“It was a very good day, with the girls doing what they did and with some top individual finishes,” Glen Rose co-coach Terry Harlin said of the meet, which was the first powerlifting event held here probably since the 1980s. “For the boys, that was special to pull that out.”
Harlin said he did not recall the Glen Rose girls finishing as high as fourth place in any previous meet.
Willis won the 242-pound class with a weight total of 1,365 pounds.
Graves was the winner in the boys 132-pound class with a 935 total.
In winning the girls 198-pound class, Stegint had a total of 670 pounds. Teammate Antonia Diaz placed second in the 123-pound class.
The Glen Rose boys also had three second-place finishers, with Justin Huckabee (super heavyweight), Max Lauderdale (148) and Victor DelosSantos (181).
The Tigers rolled up 39 points to finish on top of the pack in the final boys team standings. Venus was runner-up with 37 points, and Hillsboro was third with 32.
The Lady Tigers had 18 points for their fourth-place finish. Third-place Hillsboro had 25 points.
There were eight boys teams competing and nine girls teams, with a total number of entrants in excess of 150.
Because it was a home meet, Harlin said the Tigers had about 30 boys lifters in the meet — many of whom were competing for the first time. The number of entries helped the Tigers in the team standings, up to a point.
“With it being our meet, we lifted as many as we could. The most that you can get points with is 11,” Harlin said. “We had a lot of extra guys in the top five, so that says a lot about our program.”
High school powerlifting is not sanctioned under the University Interscholastic League, so there are no district meets. Individuals can qualify to compete in the regional meet. Harlin said that the last opportunity for the Glen Rose lifters to qualify for regionals will be this Saturday at a meet at Stephenville High School, starting at 9 a.m.
Glen Rose (top six)
First place — Dillon Graves (132-pound class), 935 pounds; Matthew Willis (242), 1,365.
Second place — Max Lauderdale (148), 905; Victor DelosSantos (181), 1,020; Justin Huckabee (super heavyweight), 1,405.
Third place — Glen Gent (123), 625; Nic Lara (242), 1,170; Hayden Shaw (275), 1,115.
Fourth place — Carson Osborne (114), 460; Julian Talavera (123), 600; Ricky Douglas (165), 825; Cole Evert (super heavyweight), 955.
Fifth place — Jacob Merrill (148), 840; Jose Zavala (165), 710; Tanner Stroud (198), 1,095; Jonah Wilson (220), 1,065.
Sixth place — Dakota Paschall (181), 925; Zac Powell (220), 1,015.
Glen Rose (top six)
First place — Tatum Stegint (198), 670.
Second place — Antonia Dias (123), 550.
Third place — Sandy Delgado (123), 500.
Fourth place — Isela Delgado (165), 615.
Fifth place — Alexis Norman (114), 445.