Martinez, Saldana at THSWPA State Championship March 18

The Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Championships are March 16 through March 19 inside American Bank Center Exhibit Hall in Corpus Christi with Devine Arabians Cece Martinez and Nayeli Saldana competing on Friday, March 18.
Martinez and Saldana earned their trip to State at the March 1 Regional Meet in Edinberg.
Martinez goes into the biggest meet of the year ranked fifth overall in state in the 181lb division after placing fifth at Regional with a 340lb squat, a 165lb bench press, and a 335 deadlift to total 860 pounds.
Saldana is ranked third going into State in the 114lb weight class. She placed sixth at Regional where she squatted 290lb, benched 140lb, and deadlift 265lb to total 695lb.
114lb Top 10 (Rank-Lifter-School-Region-Total pounds)
1st-Brooke McAllister-Aubrey-R6-755 2nd-Cameron Bilderback-Aubrey-R6-715 3rd-Nayeli Saldana-Devine-R5-695 4th-Mara Juntado-Farmersville-R6-695 5th-Haylee Marmolejo-Ingleside-680 6thLinzee Garza-Robstown-R5-680 7thSerena Quinones-Rio Hondo-R5-670 8th Caelan Teer-Salado-R2-670 9th-Zoey Fields-Rusk-R3-665 10th-Arianna Hester-Hamshire Fannett-R4-630.
181lb Top 10 (Rank-Lifter-School-Region-Total pounds)
1st-Miray Rodriguez-Pecos-R1-1,045 2nd-Sidni Hunter-Snyder-R1-935 3rd-Jaedyn Campos-Hillsboro-R2-890 4th-Marissa Ramriez-Crystal City-R5-880 5th-Cece Martinez-Devine-R5-860 6th-Briley King-Rusk-R3-855 7th-Analiese Torres-Snyder-R1-850 8th-Mason Infanti-Sealy-R2-835 9th-Graci Dombrowski-Van Alstyne-R6-820 10th-Kylie Montgomery-Aubrey-R6-820.
4A small school schedule
5:30am Weigh-in begins
8:00am Competition starts
Good luck Cece and Nayeli!
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer

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