Leavenworth, Lansing and Basehor-Linwood competed in the state powerlifting tournaments over the weekend.
Lansing and Leavenworth traveled to Goddard for the 5A state tournament. Leavenworth head coach Sean Sachen said the Pioneers represented well and came away with 23 personal bests.
The Lions took first in the female division for their second straight title. Leavenworth was fourth.
Lansing had April Jackson, Alyssa Foley, Cayleigh Berry and Grace Martin take first. Samantha Masisaik and Katherine Gray were second. Alexis Solomon took third while Juliet Aguilar, Emily Reeves and Haley Masisauk finished fourth. Madison Kees, Austyn Garcia, Brooklyn Corra, Asa Solomon and Madaline Foster took fifth. Brooke Gilfert, Mayzie Allen and Emma Dametz were sixth.
Lions head coach Byron Mays said the girls performance was outstanding and helped persevere through a tough February.
“The girls persevered over a lot of glitches in the road this year to win the second 5A powerlifting state championship in a row for Lansing High School,” Mays said. “There was a point during the month of February that more than half of them were fighting the flu bug. We also had a lot of canceled workouts and meets because of inclement weather. The girls workout with purpose and many of them workout two to three times per day for four days per week. It might seem that would be a recipe for diminishing returns at the meets, but they do a great job with their active recovery, nutrition and they understand what it means to stay within the parameters of the workouts.”
For Leavenworth, Mackenzie Weaver took first and was the lifter of the meet. Gretchen Stephens was third. Tiffany Fielder and Grace Geddings fourth. Rylee Byrne and Jolyne Mundo took fifth.
In the male division, Lansing took eighth. Leavenworth was sixth.
Lansing had Tre’Matt Pledger and Brett Pine place first. Logan Scanlon, Logan Buffo and Clay Brown were sixth.
For Leavenworth, Chris Todd took first. Sean Hammell was third and Eli Alvis took fourth. Niccolo Egusquiza finished sixth.
Basehor-Linwood hosted the 4A tournament at Basehor-Linwood High School. The Bobcats won the state title again in both divisions. The Bobcats extended the female division streak to 12 and the male streak is now at 10.
In the female division, Sadie Webb, Emma Armstrong, Hannah Stapleton, Sadie McWilliams and Sarah Keller finished first. Cevanna Galimore, McKenzie Jones, Sydney Gall, Maddy Morgan and Samantha Price were second. Mallory Gallet, Sydney Noe, Rosie Spratt and Jaiden Smith were third. Lindsey Price took fourth. Anna Jones, Ava Gunn and Sonya Zamora were fifth. Addison Gilliam was sixth.
For the male division, Hunter Rios, Trey Galvan, A.J. Quisenberry, Jackson Jennings and Austin Coulson finished first. Jaxon Bounds, Philip Perez, Tayton Gibson, Marlon McDaniel and Cion Harris were second. Chris Ashwell, Jackson Vangosen, Dylan Donnelly, Colyn Lucas and David Henderson took third. Matt Chadwick, Matt McKnight and Alex Stewart were fifth. Matthew Hall and Brock Hofer were sixth.