The San Diego Lady Vaqueros came as close as possible to winning a state powerlifting title without actually claiming the championship in Waco Friday.

The Lady Vaqueros finished the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Class 3A state championship tied with Lone Oak for first place Friday afternoon. Both teams scored 18 points with four lifters each. Despite the tie, Lone Oak was crown as the state champion since they had two individual first-place finishes to San Diego’s one.

It was San Diego’s best overall finish in the girls state championship since the team won the 2010 state title.

San Diego was led by Alexis Gallegos, who won the 198-pound weight class with a 1,155-pound total. Ellie Carrillo was second in the 148-pound weight class. She lifted a total of 900 pounds. Makayla Salaiz was third in the 132-pound weight class and Mercedes Rodriguez was third in the 165-pound weight class.

San Diego coach Bo Ochoa said the team lifted well, but simply didn’t come away with the championship.

“The girls battled to the end hoping that we would win it,” Ochoa said. “We gave it our all.”

Freer was second in the Case 2A/1A state championship. Mariah Alaniz won the 114-pound weight class with a 765-pound total. Raschel Lerma was second in the 220-pound weight class and Jodi Linscomb was second in the 259-pound weight class.

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco lifter was third in the 259-pound weight class with a 1,020-pound total.

Class 3A

Top 10 team standings

1. Lone Oak — 18 points.
2, San Diego — 18 points.
3, Bishop — 12 points.
4. Little River Academy — 9 points.
5. Early — 9 points.
6. Natalia — 9 points.
7. Tulia — 8 points.
8. Edinburg Idea College Prep — 8 points.
9. San Antonio Jubilee — 7 points.
10. Blue Ridge — 7 points.

Area individual results

132-pound weight class — 3, Makayla Salaiz, San Diego, 340 squat, 190 bench, 330 deadlift, 860 total.

148-pound weight class — 2, Ellie Carrillo, San Diego, 350 squat, 210 bench, 340 deadlift, 900 total.

165-pound weight class — 3, Mercedes Rodriguez, San Diego, 400 squat, 190 bench, 385 deadlift, 975 total.

198-pound weight class — 1, Alexis Gallegos, San Diego, 470 squat, 315 bench, 370 deadlift, 1,155 total.

Class 2A

Top 10 team standings

1. Seagraves — 24 points.
2. Freer — 18 points.
3, Eldorado — 18 points.
4. Hawley — 14 points.
5. Crawford — 12 points.
6. Center Point — 11 points.
7. Collinsville — 9 points.
8. Kenedy — 8 points.
9. Mertzon Irion County — 7 points.
10. Celest — 7 points.

Area individual results

97-pound weight class — 8, Caitlyn Luarca, Freer, 225 squat, 85 bench, 195 deadlift, 505 total.

105-pound weight class — 7, Joanna Flores, Agua Dulce, 210 squat, 110 bench, 240 deadlift, 650 total.

114-pound weight class — 1, Mariah Alaniz, Freer, 305 squat, 155 bench, 305 deadlift, 765 total. 7, Makalya Cano, Freer, 220 squat, 115 bench, 250 deadlift, 585 total.

165-pound weight class — 8, Analeigha Salinas, 305 squat, 150 bench, 295 deadlift, 750 total.

198-pound weight class — 5, Brianna Leal, Freer, 305 squat, 210 bench, 335 deadlift, 850 total.

220-pound weight class — 2, Raschel Lerma, Freer, 340 squat, 215 bench, 365 deadlift, 920 total.

259-pound weight class — 2, Jodi Linscomb, Freer, 420 squat, 175 bench, 415 deadlift, 1,020 total. 3, Jackie Salazar, BB-PB, 475 squat, 215 bench, 330 deadlift, 1,020 total.