|Powerlifters place third in Winnsboro Invitational Meet|
|From Staff Reports|
Feb. 17, 2005 - WINNSBORO - Zane Attaway won his weight division and Zack Lewis moved into first place in the region in his classification on Saturday, but the Sulphur Springs powerlifters in third place at the Winnsboro Invitational Meet.
"Overall, I think the kids competed well and did a good job of competing against themselves to get better," said SSHS coach Dean Lasseter.
Attaway was the top Sulphur Springs competitor Saturday, as he won the 275-pound weight division with a personal-best lift of 1,350 pounds, out-lifting the runner-up by 100 pounds. Attaway lifted 560 pounds in the squat, 325 in the bench press and 465 in the dead lift.
Zack Lewis moved into the regional lead in the 132-pound division after he hoisted a total of 1,000 pounds on Saturday. That placed him second in the classification behind Michael Vega of Winnsboro (1,055). Lewis lifted 360 pounds in the squat, 255 in the bench press and 385 in the dead lift.
Kasey Follis also placed second in his division, the 165-pound class, with a total of 1,160 pounds: 455 in the squat, 245 in the bench press and 460 in the dead lift. Follis just missed making the 148-pound division, but should be in the lighter class this week.
The Wildcats also had two third-place finishers with Jacob Jenkins lifting 1,020 pounds in the 220-pound division, and Torrence Wright placing third in the 275 class with a total of 1,045 pounds.
James Taylor, who Lasseter said is improving each week, was fourth in the 242-pound division with a total of 1,060 pounds.
Tanner Higgins just missed placing, coming in sixth in the 132-pound class with a total of 720 pounds. Chris Person and Eric Gunderson did not complete their lifts.
Sulphur Springs finished in third place at the meet with 21 points, finishing behind Winnsboro (48 points) and Caddo Mills (25).
The Wildcats will travel to Mount Pleasant on Saturday for the Tigers' invitational meet.