Girls Win, Boys Take Second at Bobcat Power Invitational

Photo by: Calder Hollond
Senior Erin Leach catches her hang clean. Leach won hang clean in the 132 class with a lift of 165 and took second overall in her weight class.

On January 28, both powerlifting teams competed at our 10th annual Bobcat Power Invitational. Hosted at the high school, the meet drew over 900 lifters. The girls team took first, continuing their undefeated streak. The boys team took second to Belton. The junior men’s team took third, and the junior women’s team took first.

BLHS had two of the four lifters of the meet. Senior Britney Smith won the lightweight division with a power index of 4.693, and Junior Maria Howard won the heavyweight division with a power index of 3.731.

Overall weight class champions from BLHS were Chris Ashwell, Matthew McKnight, Jia Bondoc, Emilie Crutchfield, Britney Smith, and Maria Howard.

The powerlifting team next competes on February 18 at Horton and West Franklin.