Girls finish fourth in county weightlifting

Tana Cochrane and Roberto Rodriguez – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Lady Mustangs girls weightlifting team took fourth place in the county meet this Wednesday. The team consists of senior Nadia Cincotta, juniors Hailey Wahlers, Emily Hughes, Payton Rypel, Annabelle Peck, Madison Koczersut, Hailey Lotozynski, and Gianna Hagopian.

The meet was held at Palmetto High School, where teams competed in bench press and clean and jerk competitions. They placed fourth in the county but expect to place better in districts.

“I felt like we didn’t place as high as we could’ve… I still got fourth place in my weight class, which isn’t what I was hoping for, but altogether I’m glad I got to at least compete because earlier in the season I was having a lot of shoulder issues,” stated Cincotta.

Koczersut who took first place in her weight class and expects to do the same in the next meet. The Lady Mustangs’ next meet tonight at Bayshore High School.

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