By LARRY GAGE
Special to the PRESS
Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon powerlifters Jocelyn Padilla and Franchesca Sandoval have qualified for the regional powerlifting meet. They made it by recording a total lift that ranks each lifter in the top 10 in her weight class in the region.
Both girls achieved personal bests in all three individual lifts, as well as total lift, at last Saturday’s final qualifying meet at Los Fresnos. Sandoval got 365 pounds on her squat lift, 165 pounds in the bench press, and 305 pounds on the dead lift, all of which added up to a total lift of 835 pounds. Padilla did 450 pounds on the squat lift, 175 on the bench press, and 355 pounds on her dead lift, which all combined for a total lift of 980 pounds. Sandoval placed fifth in her division and Padilla was first.
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