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Ole Brook lifters place third in Region

The Brookhaven High School Powerlifting team finished third in the Region 3-5A meet last weekend.

Nine Ole Brook lifters finished third or better in their weight classes to advance to the South State tournament, which begins March 5th at Pearl.

Brookhaven’s lifters qualifying for South State were as follows: Samari Stewart finished third in the 114 weight class with a total of 395 pounds, Jon Mark Mathis placed third in 165weight class with a total of 925 pounds, Jay Trunner captured first place in 198 weight class with a total of 1,190, Davion McCoy took home third in 242 weight class with 1,140, Stephen Springfield placed first in 242 weight class with 1,405, Kieron Williams was third in his 275 weight class with a total of 1,110, Jared Dillom placed second in the 275 weight class with 1,295 pounds, Tristan Peavey claimed second place in 308 weight class at 1,180, Jeffrey Johnson took home third in 308+ class with a total of 1,125.

“Nine lifters is the most I’ve ever brought out of the region,” said Ole Brook Power Panthers coach Russ Britt. “South State is March 5th at Pearl, hopefully with the amount of guys we got out of our region it will give us a shot at South State.”

The Panthers have been training hard for South State with hopes of qualifying for the State 5A meet.