By Malcolm Butler
Cedar Creek’s varsity girls powerlifting team picked up where it left off from last year when the Lady Cougars captured the Division V title.
Last Saturday head coach Jacob Angevine’s ladies defeated a host of teams, including Ruston, West Monroe, Natchitoches Central, Leesville, North DeSoto, Pineville, Tioga, Buckeye, Southside, Grant and Jena at a meet hosted by defending Division 2defending Division 2 state champion Tioga in their opening meet of the season.
“It was a great first showing from the girls,” said Angevine. “We brought 14 girls and 10 of them finished on the podium. They’ve been eager to get back in a meet since they walked off as state champs back in March. It was the first meet ever for four of our girls, and they did really well. We have 16 total in the program; it’s a really special group of girls.”
Ainsley Riley won the 148-pound class with a total of 825 pounds while Lauren Enterkin won the 165-pound class with a total of 820 pounds. Ashlyn Bourn won the 181-pound class with a total of 875 pounds.
Alli Claire Johnson (97-pound class), Emma Moore (123-pound class), Peyton Muse (132-pound class) and Olivia Salter (165-pound class) all finished as runner-ups in their respective classes.
A complete list of results for the Lady Cougars is below.
Alli Claire Johnson 97 lb class 2nd place 505 lb total
Paisly Hamby 114 lb class 3rd place 595 lb total
Madelyn Carroll 123 lb class 1st place 765 lb total
Emma Moore 123 lb class 2nd place 720 lb total
Peyton Muse 132 lb class 2nd place 730 lb total
Ainsley Riley 148 lb class 1st place 825 lb total
Elli Dickerson 148 lb class 4th place 720 lb total
Catherine Calvert 148 lb class 520 lb total
Lauren Enterkin 165 lb class 1st place 820 lb total
Olivia Salter 165 lb class 2nd place 795 lb total
Ashlyn Bourn 181 lb class 1st place 875 lb total
Kate Harris 181 lb class 640 lb total
Avery Bourn 220+ class 3rd place 840 lb total
Sara Satcher 220+ class 580 lb total