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Paris Powerlifters Place at Regionals

The Paris Wildcats placed 15th overall at the Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Championships Thursday in Rusk.  Center won the meet with 23 points.

phighlogo1Top finishers for the Cats were sophomore X-Zavius Gray (third in the 148-pound weight class) and junior Qurdale Huff (fourth in the super heavyweights).  Gray improved his previous best total lift by 60 pounds to jump from seventh to third in regional standings.  Huff added 55 pounds to his prior best to move up two places from sixth.

Senior Naire Gaines was on pace to finish third in the 123’s, but he scratched after failing to lift his opening weight on the final deadlift platform.

Paris Results (Squat-Bench Press-Deadlift–Total)

  • 123: SC. Naire Gaines (335-175-0–0)
  • 148: 3. X-Zavius Gray (420-205-415–1040)
  • 220: 7. Geoffrey Smith (465-285-490–1240)
  • 242: 7. Dennis Coleman (500-280-510–1290)
  • SHW: 4. Qurdale Huff (580-315-485–1380)
  • Team Totals: 1. Center 23; 2. Bullard 20; 3. Crandall 15; 4. Pleasant Grove 14; 5. Rusk 13; 6. Atlanta 13; 7. Van 12; 8. Emory Rains 12; 9. Liberty-Eylau 11; 10. Wills Point 10; 11. Fairfield 10; 12. Carthage 9; 13. Tyler Chapel Hill 9; 14. Athens 7; 15. Paris 5
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