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Jones powerlifters begin season at Tuloso-Midway meet
by Bruce Harper
Jan 18, 2012 | 601 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TULOSO-MIDWAY – The season began for the Trojan powerlifters on Saturday, and the squads fared well at the initial meet of the season.

The Trojan boys finished sixth overall in the big event at the Warriors gym. Gregory-Portland won the boys division with Port Lavaca Calhoun in second and Calallen in third. Fifteen schools competed at the event.

Dillon Torres earned points for the Trojans with a second place finish in the 165-pound class with a three-lift total of 1,110 pounds. In powerlifting, the total is comprised of the lifters’ best effort in the dead-lift, the bench press and the squat.

Aric Gamez capture a fifth place spot in the 220-pound class with a total of 1,190 pounds. Adam Aleman placed second in the super-heavyweight division with a grand total of 1,440 pounds.

Jacob Flores placed eighth in the 198-pound division with a total of 1,050. Josh Munoz took a fifth place spot in the 165-pound division with a total of 1,050 pounds. Tristan Pelitire was third in the 165-pound class with a three-lift total of 1,100 pounds. Nathan Segovia was tenth in the 220-pound class with a 500-pound total.

The Lady Trojans placed eighth overall. The girls from Port Lavaca won the varsity girls division. Crystal City was second and the Lady Cats from G-P were third. Thirteen teams competed in the division against the Lady Trojans.

In the 165-pound division, Alexis Pelitire placed fifth with a total of 555 pounds in her three lifts. Elizabeth Segovia outdistanced her competitors in the 220-pound class with a total of 970 pounds, 80 pounds more than her nearest rival.

“This was our first meet, the lifters are getting back into the groove. I see lots of gains in the future. Everyone is working hard,” said Trojan coach Alan Burkett.

The next meet is set for Jan. 21 in San Diego and begins at 9 a.m.
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