Lady Mustangs powerlifters finish 2nd in final TSS meet

The Natalia Lady Mustang Powerlifters competed in their fourth and final regular season meet last Thursday at the Texas Strength Systems Gym in San Antonio. A total of twelve Lady Mustangs lifted in the meet fueling them to a 36 team point finish which placed them a point out of the meet championship behind Pleasanton.
Natalia still managed to finish ahead of Holy Cross (25), Southwest (23), Bandera (22), Marion (14), Jourdanton (10), Brackett (9), Floresville (3) and Blanco (1).
“I was really proud how well our girls finished out the season and I am excited about what the future holds for our team moving forward,” Coach Ilyan Martinez said.
The girls in blue were without one of their top lifters as JuJu Morales was out injured.
The Lady Mustangs still managed to have three finish with 1st place medals which included Sam Sanchez, Regina Garza and Dezerae Perez.
Sanchez competed in the 97. ib. weight class where she finished with a 530 total. Her total included a 195 lb. squat, a 110 lb. bench press and a 225 lb. dead lift.
Garza competed in the 105 lb. weight class where she finished with a 655 lb. total. Her total was comprised of a 250 lb. squat, a 130 lb. bench press and a 275 lb. dead lift.
Perez competed in the 148 lb. weight class and she was able to compile a 705 lb. total. Her total included a 300 lb. squat, a 105 lb. bench press and a 300 lb. dead lift.
Other Finishes
97 lb. weight class:Anastasia Rodriguez (2nd place) 185 lb. squat, 135 lb. bench, 195 lb. dead lift-515 lb. total.
114 lb. weight class: Iris Cantu (4th place) 255 lb. squat, 140 lb. bench, 220 lb. dead lift-615 lb. total; Jasmine Gomez (5th place) 250 lb. squat, 130 lb. bench, 220 lb. dead lift-600 lb. total; Serena Vasquez (6th place) 190 lb. squat, 105 lb. bench, 225 lb. dead lift-520 lb. total; Destini Coronado (7th place) 215 lb. squat, 90 lb. bench press, 205 lb. dead lift-510 lb. total.
132 lb. weight class: Gabrielle Contreras (8th place) 200 lb. squat, 95 lb. bench, 225 lb. dead lift-520 lb. total.
165 lb. weight class: Samantha Lemus (2nd place) 220 lb. squat, 115 lb. bench, 290 lb. dead lift-625 lb. total; Gabrielle Santoya (6th place) 245 squat, 115 lb. bench, 235 lb. dead lift-595 lb. total.
198 lb. weight class: Malia Garcia (4th place) 255 lb. squat, 115 lb. bench, 265 lb. dead lift-635 lb. total.
Regional Meet
Natalia has a total of six lifters qualified for the Regional Girls Lift Meet, which will be held on March 4th in Carrizo Springs. The Lady Mustangs also qualified one alternate.
We will have a full Regional Preview in next week’s Devine News and let you know how the Lady Mustangs stack up versus the remainder of the region.
This coming Thursday, the Natalia Mustangs will compete in their final regular season meet.

By Eric Smith
Staff Writer

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