Multiple BLHS lifters set meet records in Royal Valley
The Basehor-Linwood girls powerlifting team dominated the field and the boys placed just one point shy of first place as the Bobcats’ seasons continued in Royal Valley on Saturday.
The girls finished with 132 points, well ahead of second-place Royal Valley’s 52 points. Meanwhile, Topeka High edged the BLHS boys 78-77.
Four girls set new meet records and nine placed first overall. Rachel Cook set a meet record with her 110-pound bench press. Cook added a 180-pound squat and a 120-pound clean. Courtney Leive set a new meet record with a 165-pound clean and also recorded a 220-pound squat and 165-pound clean.
Katey Trower set a pair of meet records in the bench press (150 pounds) and in her overall performance (560 pounds lifted).
Mallorie Belk rounded out the BLHS girls team’s host of meet records with a 205-pound clean. Belk’s teammate, Allison Kasick, won their powerweight division in a tiebreaker as the duo each lifted 590 total pounds.
Other girls to place first on Saturday included Jamie Weible, Cheyenne Morris, Maecy Cooper and Cassie Tucker. On the boys side, Bret Fritz set a new meet record with a 315-pound clean. Meanwhile, Hayden Morris, Tanner Garver and Dean Cochran each gave the Bobcats first-place performances. The Bobcats will play host to the annual Bobcat Power Invitational on Feb. 9. Before then, the team will send 40 underclassmen to a meet in Clay Center.