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Area lifters fail to earn medals at state


Staff Writer

Six weightlifters representing Bradford and Union County high schools competed at the state finals in Kissimmee this past weekend, but none placed high enough in their respective weight classes to earn medals.

The top six lifters in each class earn medals. The area’s highest finisher was Union’s Jessica Brown, who placed ninth in the 154 class with a 310-pound total (165 bench press, 145 clean and jerk).

In all, five from Union competed. Courtney Personette and Kristen Cook each placed 15th in the 119 and 199 classes, respectively. Kaylee Findley was 16th in the unlimited class, while Kayla Geraghty was 20th in the 169 class. Their totals were as follows: Personette 135 bench, 115 clean and jerk, 250 total; Cook 145-145-290; Findley 195-145-340; and Geraghty 160-125-285.

Christin Hopkins was Bradford’s lone state qualifier. Like Personette, she competed in the 119 class. Hopkins had a 245 total (110, 135) to place 20th.

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