For the second year in a row the Leavenworth girls' powerlifting squad brought home the runner-up trophy from the Bobcat Power Invitational on Feb. 9.
In other team standings, Leavenworth claimed third in the freshman/sophomore boys' division, beating host Basehor-Linwood. The junior/senior men’s division saw the Pioneers take eight out of 23 teams, the best they've ever done in the three years they have attended the event.
The squad now also owns 10 meet records from the Bobcat Power Invitational, including four new records in 2013.
For the girls, 105-pound Maggie Lee earned first with a best clean of 155 pounds, a meet record. Lee’s total amount lifted, 450 pounds, was another meet record. She took home the women’s overall best lifter trophy, her second in 2013.
Additionally for Lee, she won the women’s lightweight award for vertical jump 28.5 inch leap.
In the 114-pound class, Alexus Scott earned her first gold medal of her young powerlifting career by recording a 215-pound squat for the best squat medal. In addition, the lift was a meet record.
At 123, Leavenworth's Hannah Overbey took gold, Rebekah Covington placed silver with a best bench medal and junior Laura Payne won bronze. Hallie Lucas, 140-pound class, attended her first meet ever and was awarded with a bronze medal for her personal records in all three lifts on the day.
Lacie Thornton was second at 148 and as was Nicole Tennant at 165. Jasmine Swannagan captured a silver medal in the 180-pound class and won a best squat medal.
For the Pioneer boys, Kris Imhof earned second at 132-pounds behind a best squat medal. Jarod Weber also took home a silver medal at 165 and Landry Hodges was 3rd in the 181-pound class.
Will Walker was Leavenworth's lone gold medalist in this division, dominating the 220 weight class by sweeping best lift medals with a 350-pound squat, 230-pound bench press and a 225-pound clean.
During the men's division, Matt Vail and Mike Stratton won silver at 123 and a bronze at 242, respectively.