Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2007

Terron returns family name to Lansing High record board

September 6, 2007

Brad Terron left no doubt the he was pumped for football season to begin.

In fact, the Lansing High senior showed his excitement all summer long by making daily trips to the weight room and pumping enough iron to set two LHS lifting records. His power clean of 310 pounds broke the old mark of 300 pounds that was set last summer by Joe Kohl and Angelo Barron.

In addition, Terron set the Big Three record of 1,035 pounds - a total reached by combining his 350-pound bench press, 375-pound squat and his power clean. Interestingly, Terron narrowly missed setting a third record. His bench press was just five pounds shy of the LHS record.

"Mycol Bowen was the first guy this summer to go over 1,000 pounds on the three-lift total," LHS coach Bill Pekarek said, mentioning Terron's fellow senior. "He did it at the beginning of the summer, and then Terron beat him at the end of the summer. Mycol Bown is a pretty strong kid, and Brad is too."

Pekarek noted that Terron's power clean record broke the old mark of 300 pounds that was set by recent LHS graduates Joe Kohl and Angelo Barron.

Weight lifting is a big deal to Terron and his family. In fact, his father - Leavenworth County firefighter Walt Terron - once held the LHS bench press record, and later David Terron, Brad Terron's uncle, held the bench press mark.

"I was in fifth or sixth grade when I started lifting," Brad Terron said. "Before I was in high school I went to the fire station (to lift)."


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