Girls lifters are 2nd at SW meet

The Sweetwater girls, serving as the host team, had two individual winners at their powerlifting meet held Saturday and also had a second-place team finish. Kelsey Painter (670 total pounds) won the 132-pound class while Allie Zavaleta (595 pounds) won the 123-pound class for Sweetwater, which scored 32 points to finish behind only Abilene’s 42. Sixteen schools were represented in the meet.Sweetwater’s second-place individual finishers were Loni Mendez (720) in the 181-pound class, Lexi Perez (675) in the 165-pound class and Cari Aguilar (640) in the 132-pound class. Bri Munoz (550) was fourth in the 105-pound class and Kiki Hernandez (560) fifth in the 165-pound class.Mendez had the second-best dead lift for all lifters in the 181-to-220-pound classes and Alexis Thompson had the third-best bench press among those in the 97-to-165-pound classes.Seven athletes qualified for the regional meet in Odessa this Saturday — Munoz, Zavaleta, Painter, Aguilar, Perez, Thompson and Mendez — although Aguilar will not compete due to a back injury. Aguilar, Perez, Painter and Mendez also qualified for the 2010 regional meet which was held at Monah-ans High School.SW boys are also2nd at local meetThe host Sweetwater boys also had two first-place in-dividual class winners and a second-place team finish at the local powerlifting meet.Jay Lomas (750) won the 123-pound class while Sam Nemir was first in the 165-pound class (1,230) and Ryan Linebaugh (1,120) placed second in the same class. Twenty schools were represented in the meet. Alex Garcia (1,125) and Mateo Gonzales (1,310) were third in the 181- and 242-pound classes, respectively, while Jose Garcia (1,190) placed fourth in the 275-pound class. Also placing in the top 10 were Adrian Lopez (1,000), seventh in the 148-pound class; Cory Burns (1,120), seventh in the 220-pound class; Zack Rosas (815), eighth in the 132-pound class; Kyle Lambert (1,060), eighth in the 198-pound class; Malcolm Jackson (1,125), eighth in the 275-pound class; Hunter Johnson (1,100), ninth in the 242-pound class; and Anthony Palacios (1,040), 10th in the 198-pound class.