Navarre’s weightlifting team rolls past Choctaw

Navarre’s girls weightlifting team had scheduled a home meet against Choctaw for Nov 14. However, the Raider football coaches, who also judge the weightlifting meets, needed time to prepare for the regional semifinal game against St. Augustine.

In a real show of sportsmanship, the Choctaw coaches agreed to host the meet at their school. The judges announced since the teams had competed in several meets, judging would be stricter than in previous meets. Stricter judging at this point in the schedule will help the Raiders when they move on to the state competition.

The Raiders scored eight first place wins out of 10 weight classes, scoring a 66-24 victory.

Amiyah Carnall remained undefeated in the 101-pound weight class. Carnall had a 125-pound bench press and a 120-pound clean-and-jerk for a combined lift of 245 pounds. Lily Williams placed second with a combined lift of 200 pounds.

In the 110-pound weight class, Savannah Bitler, placed first with a 155-pound bench press and a 135-pound clean-and-jerk. Her combined lift of 290 pounds is 10 pounds more than her previous best lift. Katie Wells placed second with a 245-pound combined lift.

Read the full article in the Nov. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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