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Ole Brook power lifting team finishes third in invitational

The Ole Brook Power Lifting team finished second in the Pearl Invitational meet Saturday at Pearl High School.

The Panthers overcame a five-year drought, finishing ahead of Pearl in the annual meet.

Brookhaven, a 5A school, competed against teams mostly from the 6A division and placed ahead of most of the schools in the competition.

“We are really starting to gel as a team right now. The guys are locked in,” Brookhaven power lifting head coach Russ Britt said. “I’d like for the guys to continue to work hard as we prepare for our Regional meet on Feb. 18. It was nice to finally beat Pearl.”

First place winners were Kenneth Bellamy at the 148-weight class at 980 total pounds, Kenneth Dixon at the 180-weight class with a personal best 1,205 total pounds and Jeffrey Johnson at the super heavyweight class at 1,460 total pounds.

Trace Clopton finished in second place at the 310-pound class at 1,375 total pounds.

Fourth place finishes include Javanta Stewart at the 115-pound class with a personal best of 495 total pounds, Johnathon Smith at the 150-pound class with 815 total pounds and Dahauntre Hill, who placed fourth in the super heavyweight class with 1,185 total pounds.

Kiernan Williams finished fifth in the 240-pound class with 1,140 total pounds.