Raider lifters continue to strive for improvement

Navarre weightlifting coach Jay Walls is pleased with the effort his team has put forth in the early part of the season.

“Things are going really well, but it’s still early in the season,” Walls said. “We’re seeing a lot of improvements on totals, with guys going up 5, 10, 15 or 20 pounds. That is what it’s all about at this time of the year.”

The Raiders competed in their latest meet Monday, going up against Pace in a dual meet in Navarre. The Raiders lost by just two points to the Patriots, falling 46-44 in a tightly contested meet.

Nick Brahms helped pave the way for the Raiders, winning the heavyweight division with a total lift of 625 pounds.

Bo Hering won the 219-pound weight division with a total lift of 530 pounds. Tyler Morton was second in the division with a lift of 530 pounds.

Xavier Fernandez was the top lifter in the 183-pound division, coming up with a total lift of 580 pounds. Michael Sandle took second with a lift of 545 pounds.

Hasaan Williams won the 169-pound weight class with a total lift of 525 pounds while teammate Lee Jones was second with a total lift of 480 pounds.

Matt McLeod placed second in the 238-pound division, coming through with a total lift of 520 pounds.

Chandler Mapoles was the runner-up in the 199-pound weight class, recording a total lift of 600 pounds. Derrick Smith finished third with a total lift of 595 pounds.

Read more in the Feb. 25 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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