Remarkable Finish! Raiders take second at state

From one of the worst to nearly first.

Navarre’s boys weightlifting team capped an historic season Saturday with sensational finish at the 2A state meet Saturday in Panama City, taking second with 14 points, half that total coming from Josh Carter, who won a state title in the 219-pound weight class.

Spruce Creek won the championship with 26 points.

The Raiders didn’t score a point at last year’s state meet as no one finished in the top six. Navarre had four lifters place in the top six this time, with Daniel Bost taking third and Omari Green placing sixth. Both competed in the 183 pound weight class. Jacobi Smith placed sixth in the 238-pound division with a total lift of 640 pounds.

Carter came through with a combined lift of 660 pounds, becoming only the second lifter in school history to win a state championship. T.J. Woodberry was the first to it in 2015.

Bost recorded a combined lift of 620 pounds and Green finished his day with a combined lift of 590 pounds.

Navarre finished first in every other meet it competed in this season and also won district and regional championships for the second time in three years. The 2018 regional title was the first outright crown in program history.

Read more about the Raiders’ successful state meet in the April 12 edition of the Navarre Press.





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