Arabian Aaliyah Terrazas off to State powerlifting competition

Devine Arabian sophomore Aaliyah Terrazas competes on the ultimate stage at the State Powerlifting Meet in Waco on Saturday, March 16. Aailyah qualified for state at the Regional Meet in Pharr Valley View on Friday, March 1.
Region 5, which spans from as far north as New Braunfels all the way down to the Rio Grande Valley, boasts six of the 10 state qualifiers. Quite impressive considering how big Texas actually is.
According to Aaliyah, “making the state competition was such an amazing feeling. Being in powerlifting for only two months and making it to state, I could not be more proud of myself. My goal for state is to get high in scoring. I am not only competing against other girls, but I am also competing against myself.
The atmosphere at Regional was pretty cool. I have never seen so many girls compete like the way we all did. The feeling I had when I found out I advanced to State was a once-in-a-lifetime moment. I burst out in tears and jumped up and down.
I honestly could not have done it without my amazing coaches who constantly push me to do my best every day.”
Congratulations Aaliyah and best of luck at State!!!
Aaliyah’s competition
(Rank-Name-School-Region-Weight Division-Squat-Bench-Deadlift-Total Lifted)
1st-Aaliyah Garcia-Crystal City-5-105.3-325-175-315-815, 2nd-Tatiana Contreras-Springtown-6-103.2-295-145-280-720, 3rd-Nadia Rodriguez-Hidalgo Early College-5-102.0-250-160-280-690, 4th-Karen Becamil-Perryton-4-103.0-280-140-270-690, 5th-Blaine Gluck-Stephenville-2-103.1-290-105-290-685, 6th-Yessenia Mata-4-104.4-255-155-270-680, 7th-Yaira Velez-Rio Hondo-5-104.4-270-150-245-665, 8th-Ananda Lopez-Robstown-5-103.0-260-115-275-650, 9th-Alamar Garcia-Pearsall-5-103.5-265-125-255-645, 10th-Aaliyah Terrazas-5-102.7-230-115-280-625, 11th-Xeana Rodriguez-Bandera-5-103.1-245-145-235-625, 12th-Caitlyn Thrasher-Bandera-5-104.2-250-120-255-625, 13th-Guadalupe Gabellan-Hillsboro-2-102.2-235-130-255-620, 14th-Leyla Stallings-Andrews-1-102.5-215-120-250-585, 15th-Kyndall Moffett-Livingston-4-101.4-215-125-240-580, 16th-Victoria Ivy-Rusk-2-103.8-220-115-245-580, 17th-Angel Anderson-Mabank-3-104.4-235-100-230-565.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer