Ole Brook power lifting places 6th
The Ole Brook Power Lifting team finished in sixth place in the 5A state meet at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson Friday night.
Six of the athletes on the power lifting team qualified for the state meet in Jackson after successful performances in the south state meet back in March, including Trace Clopton, Jevonta Stewart, Kenneth Bellamy, Kenneth Dixon, Ben Springfield and Jeffrey Johnson.
Each athlete placed in the top six in their respective categories.
“I’m proud of all the guys for how hard they fought and competed until the very end,” Brookhaven power lifting head coach Russ Britt said. “I’d like to thank Mr. Todd Peavey for letting us work out at King’s Daughters Medical Center, coach Tommy Clopton for his support of the program and coach Brad Bland for all he does with the guys. They are all instrumental in the success of this program and I thank them.”
Stewart, at only 12 years old, impressed by finishing sixth in the 114-pound class. The seventh-grader placed sixth by lifting 545 total pounds. He was also the youngest competitor at the 5A state meet.
Bellamy placed fifth in the 150-pound class with 1,025 total pounds. Bellamy had the highest bench press of 245 pounds in his weight class.
Dixon placed fourth in the 180-pound class with a total of 1,250 pounds.
Springfield finished fourth in the 275-pound class with 1,370 total pounds. Springfield squatted a personal record 570 pounds and benched a personal record of 250 pounds. Springfield just missed third place with his last lift of the evening.
Clopton finished third in the 300-pound weight class with a total of 1,470 pounds, and dead-lifted a personal record of 555 pounds.
Johnson finished second in the super heavyweight class with a total of 1,590 pounds. Johnson set a personal record in lift squats at 625 pounds, bench press of 345 pounds and a dead lift of 620. Johnson missed first place in his last dead lift of 705 pounds.