Girls weightlifting off to successful start

Jennifer Shank – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls weightlifting team opened their season with a successful first meet on Thursday, Nov. 18.

LRHS hosted Palmetto and Bradenton Christian for a total of over 65 student athletes in the meet.

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The following Mustangs placed at the meet:

First place:

  • Madi Vassallo – 129 Weight Class
  • Reese Messal – 139 Weight Class
  • Juliana Reeseguie – 169 Weight Class

Second place:

  • Olivia Heim – 119 Weight Class

Third place:

  • Marley Knight – 119 Weight Class
  • Alexa Grisales – 139 Weight Class
  • Brooklyn Putnam – 169 Weight Class
  • Abby Mitchell – 199 Weight Class
  • Camilia Pizzaro – Unlimited Weight Class

Head coach Elijah Weaver said persistence is the key to success in the sport.

“A good weightlifter has good determination and shouldn’t be afraid to fail because it will happen eventually,” he said.