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Shelton boys 2nd at powerlif' Ling meet Three Highclimbers win weight classes By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncounty.com Kris Woods set a goal of lifting 1,215 pounds at Shel- ton's second powerlifting meet of the season. And he met it. On Saturday, Woods not only lifted his goal weight, but he also qualified for the High School National Fow- erlifting meet by exceeding the minimum total of 1,190 pounds for the 181-pound weight division he competes in. With his total lift, Woods won his weight division, contributing to the Shelton boys' team's overall second place finish. The Highclimb- ers scored 44 points to finish behind Montesano with 54 points. Woods joins teammate se- nior Jayden Micas in qualify- ing for nationals. Micas lifted 905 pounds in the 132-pound weight divi- sion at the White River meet last month to qualify for na- tionals. The minimum need- ed for his weight division was 875 pounds. After the squat press Sat- urday, Woods said his lift of 435 pounds was right where he wanted to be, but Micas was unable to meet his squat goal Journal photo by Emily Hanson Shelton senior Kris Woods serves as the spotter for teammate senior Nolan Coker on Saturday at the Northwest Christian High School powerlifting meet in Lacey. Both competed at 181 pounds. Woods won the weight division with a total lift of 1,215 pounds, whileCoker took 10th, lifting 820 pounds. / "I wanted to lift 340 He competed at 242 pounds about the new lifters 9n the pounds," Micas said. "I with a total lift of 1,365 team. | missed my opener. It hopped pounds. This was also the "They are catching o fast, off my back because I went up most weight anyone at the both the boys and the girls, with so much power." Despite missing his squat goal, Micas still won his weight division with a total lift of 940 pounds. Senior Hunter Ostenson also won his weight divison. competition lifted. "I thought the team com- peted very well," head coach Lorna Martinson said. "We had a lot of personal bests on Saturday." She said she was excited so I think they will be by the end of the se Martinson added. "Thin caught the powerliftin to compete in lifting. be an exciting spring The Shelton girls fil ready tson," have 'bug' will US." dshed "They are catching on fast, both the boys an the girls, so think they wil be ready by the end of thq season." Lorna Martinson, S head powerlifting coa the meet in fifth place witt points. Martinson said all t Shelton girls at the comp tion were first-year lifters In addition to win their weight classes, Mi, Woods and Ostenson finis second, third and eighth the overall lifters list. Sel Daniel Diaz was the 1 lifter on the list with a t lift of 1,285 pounds in 220-pound weight divisior The team's next com tion is March 1 at North Be High School in Ocean Shor S ch 11 :ee eti- ing ;as, led on dor Oth )tal the eti- ach S. . r , , iiil and Belfair Herald PageB6 Mason CountyJournal Thursday Feb 13 2014