Another 6 Tiger Lifters Qualify for the State Meet
By Christi Evans
5 women and 10 men represented Grant at the Kelloggsville Regional Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, February 17th. Ten medaled or met the qualifying standard for the State Meet, six of whom were new qualifiers. In the women’s competition, JV lifters previous qualifier Abbi Konicki and new qualifier Emma Robeck brought home medals, Abbi taking 2nd in her weight class and Emma taking 3rd.
Varsity women Kaitlyn Pascoe and Miriam Delgado both qualified for State, Kaitlyn by taking 2nd in her weight class and Miriam by meeting the qualifying standard for total pounds lifted.
On the men’s side of the day, 4 men lifted for the JV. 8th grader Treyton Railing qualified for State with his 3rd place finish in the 165 lb weight class. Of the 6 Varsity lifters, 5 medaled: Jared Evans with a 1st place win in the 181 lb weight class, T.J. Railing with a 1st place win in the 194 lb weight class, Chaise Konicki with a 1st place win in the 242 lb weight class, Marcos Garza with 2nd place in the super heavyweight class, and Cody Cunningham with 3rd place in the super heavyweight class, just 5 pounds behind his teammate.
Correction from the Ionia meet report: We learned that in the previous meet at Ionia, Varsity lifter Jaida Blair did qualify for the women’s state meet by meeting the standard for total pounds lifted.
The Tigers now have 12 lifters who have qualified to compete at the State Meet on March 9th and 10th at Lake Orion High School. The women’s meet is on the 9th and the men’s on the 10th.
Lifters who haven’t yet qualified will have one more opportunity at the final regional meet on Saturday, February 24th at Mona Shores High School.