Jan. 201, 2011 - The Leonard High School girl's powerlifting team pulled out a first place win at the Anna powerlifting meet last Saturday. The team earned a combined total of 44 points, followed by Anna in second place with 29 points.
Team members Cadi Grantland, Latiesha Buckley, April Jones and Allye Shiegg brought home the gold in their respective weight classes and several others medaled as well.
Jones lifted in the 198 weight class and lifted a combined total of 900 pounds - her personal best. Jones was decked out in Texas A & M garb and lifted in honor of her friend Taylor Gillespie who was being buried the day of the meet. Jones is ranked first in her weight class.
Buckley Competed in the 220+ weight class - along with teammate Tara Howard - and lifted 755 total pounds for the first-place win. Howard lifted 490 for the bronze place.
Two girls - Grantland and Brittany McCrohan - lifted in the 97-pound class and Grantland lifted 485 for first and McCrohan followed in third with 400 pounds.
Competing in the 105 class was Allye Shiegg who brought home the fourth first-place medal for Leonard. She lifted a combined total of 330 pounds.
Taylor Brown lifted a total of 675 pounds in the 165-weight class and earned a bronze medal. Teammates Rebekah Feagan and Morgan Butler contended in the 181-weight class and earned second and fourth places respectively. Feagan lifted 655 pounds and Butler had a total of 430 pounds.
Rounding out the lifting for Leonard were Michelle Daniels and Rachel Rowe, who both battled in the 148-pound weight class. These girls placed 9 and 11, lifting 480 and 470 pounds respectively. (See related photo on Page 1.)
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