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White River powerlifters place third and fifth at state championship
The White River High boys placed third and the Hornet girls finished fifth during the May 12 state powerlifting championships in Lacey.
Competing at Northwest Christian High School, the White River crew had one state champion. Lucas Doll, 114 pounds, totaled 650 pounds, using a dead lift of 305 to secure his title.
First year lifter Mikaela Kilcup brought home second-place honors and captured the Outstanding Woman Lifter Award in the dead lift with a 340-pound effort.
Other state placers for the Hornets were Stephan Dominguez and Garrett Quiles, second place; Brian Mitchell and Justyna Shilts, third; Amedeo Gallucci, Caleb Maurseth, Morgan Shirey, Casandra Harris and Austin Ross, fourth; Tristan Knaus, Janel Shilts and Gloria Rodriguez, fifth; Julio Valdez, sixth; Johnathan Valdez, seventh; and Alex Pennington, eighth.