Two Stephenville High School girls have qualified for the Class 4A state powerlifting meet, based on their performances in the regional event that was held March 7 at Del Valle High School.
Junior Norma Hernandez and sophomore Arianna Rosati-Floyd qualified and helped lead the Honeybees to a sixth-place finish in the girls overall team standings.
The state powerlifting meet had been set for Saturday, March 21, at Extraco Events Center in Waco. However, because of the widespread concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, there has been discussion about postponing it and possibly even moving it to a different site.
Stephenville had four boys — Ruben Reyes, Logan Davis, Gabe Juarez and Caleb Smith — who qualified for the boys regional event, which had been set to be held in Smithville but has been postponed.
Both Hernandez and Rosati-Floyd placed second in their respective weight class in the regional event.
The other Honeybee girls regional qualifiers included Amiah Rodriguez, who took fourth place in her division, along with Dominica Roman, Lila Richards and Jessica Leija, all bringing home sixth-place honors. Also, Daisy Leija and Aubreyanna Ziegler both finished seventh, and Maddie Durant was ninth, in their respective divisions. The actual weight totals in each event were not available by press time.
SHS powerlifting coach Jessie Fanning said he is “super proud of how all of them competed this year. We have a lot of young girls that will only get better.”