ABILENE â€” Donald Baker, a senior at Sweet-water High School, lifted a total of 1,120 pounds for a 10th-place Division II finish Saturday when he competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Associationâ€™s state meet held in Abilene.
Baker, competing in the 148-pound weight class, had a 440-pound squat, 245-pound bench press and 435-pound dead lift while making his first trip to state after a second-place regional finish.
Two Sweetwater High School girls, Ashley Lara and Alexis Thompson, competed one week earlier at the Texas High School Womenâ€™s Powerlifting Association state meet in Corpus Christi.
Lara, competing in the 198-pound weight class, placed 14th. Thompson, who competed in the 114-pound weight division, placed 19th.