Back-to-back: Creek girls claim second straight state title

The Lady Cougars powerlifting team dominated in winning their second straight Division V state title.

By Malcolm Butler
Back-to-back always has a nice ring to it.
As in state championship ring.
Cedar Creek’s girls powerlifting team set numerous records and earned numerous awards in running away from the rest of the competition to claim their second straight Division V state title at the Cajundome in Lafayette Thursday.
The Lady Cougars scored 61 points with Holden earning 47 to finish as the state runner-up.
“Everybody had a big day,” said head coach Jacob Angevine. “The girls had one goal and it was our motto all year: Run It Back. I’m so proud of every single last one of them. We’re losing two very solid seniors in Peyton Muse and Madelyn Carroll, but return a lot of underclassmen that are ready to get back to the top.”
For the second straight year, Muse was named the Most Outstanding Light Platform Lifter, totaling 830 pounds and earning the individual state title in the 132-pound weight class. Muse broke the 132-class records in the squat (315 pounds), deadlift (340 pounds) and total (830 pounds).
Teammate Lauren Enterkin was named the Most Outstanding Heavy Platform Lifter, totaling 890 pounds to earn the individual state title in the 165-pound weight class. Enterkin broke the 165-class records in the squat (360), bench (210), and total (890). 
Madelyn Carroll, Ainsley Riley and Ashlyn Bourn also finished first in their respective weight classes.

Carroll won the 123-pound weight class with a total of 785 pounds while setting new records for deadlift (335 pounds) and total. Riley claimed the 148-pound weight class with a total of 855 pounds while breaking the squat (340 pounds) and total record.
Not to be outdone, Bourn won the 181-pound weight class with a three-lift total of 885 pounds. She set the bench press (200), deadlift (355) and total records in the progress.
Alli Claire Johnson finished second in the 97-pound weight class with a total of 520 while Emma Moore finished second in the 123-pound weight class (780) and Olivia Salter second in the 165-pound weight class (805).  Moore set new records in her weight class for squad (305) and bench (165).
Paisley Hamby finished third in the 114-pound weight class (590 pounds) and Elli Dickerson finished third in the 148-pound class (730). Avery Bourn finished fourth in the SHW division (860).