Lady Badger Powerlifting Begins

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Chris Ybarra, Editor-In-Chief

Senior Alyssa Ayers competes in the LHS powerlifting meet Jan. 14.

Lexi Moreland, Online Editor

The girl’s powerlifting team placed fourth at the meet in Burnet last night. Senior Alyssa Ayers placed first in the 123 pound weight class and broke the Lampasas High School record for that weight class by squatting 320 pounds. Ayers also won best lifter in the light classes. 

Burnet placed first at the meet, Fredericksburg placed second and Brady placed third. 

Girl’s powerlifting began with the home meet Jan. 14. 

“This is not my first year powerlifting,” sophomore Zayda Gorecki said. “I am extremely ready for the upcoming meets to arrive.”

At the Lampasas meet, the Lampasas team placed first with 42 points. Burnet placed second and Llano placed third. 

“I was really proud of myself for placing so well in my first meet of the year,” junior Kylee Rutledge said. “My goals for this season are to make regionals and get my deadlift up to 200 pounds.”

Because of changes implemented to keep from contracting or spreading COVID-19, everyone was required to wear masks. Lifters could only take off their masks while lifting and then immediately put them back on.  

“One goal of mine is to keep doing powerlifting all throughout high school,” Gorecki said. “Another goal I have is to win regionals one time and maybe even state.”

The girls feel ready and confident for the season.

“I am super excited to see where the rest of the season takes us!” Rutledge said.

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