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Girls fourth, boys fifth at state powerlifting | White River

White River High’s Kristen England and Alex Pennington compete on the way to a second-place finish at the state meet.  - Contributed photo
White River High’s Kristen England and Alex Pennington compete on the way to a second-place finish at the state meet.
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The White River High girls placed fourth and the boys were fifth during this year’s state powerlifting championships.

Coach Juan Garibay was pleased with his team’s performance, particularly in light of the overall inexperience. “We had some new faces that did very well for their first time at state,” Garibay wrote in an email. “Half of (our) state placers were new this year and have never done this sport.”

The Hornet contingent traveled to Columbia High School in White Salmon for the May 3 state meet.

The White River effort was paced by four lifters who finished second. Taking No. 2 honors were Lucus Doll, Alex Pennington, Kristen England and Kimberly Nelsen.

Third place: Alysha McVay and Garrett Quiles.

Fourth place: Trinity Frisby and Kinsie Shirey.

Fifth place: Casandra Harris and Dani Barbee.

Sixth place: Marcus Leahy, Cole Armstrong, Kaelyn Payton and Cassidy Johnson.

Seventh place: John Valdez, Yanely Dimas, Danielle Carr and Maria Dimas.

Eighth place: Megan Van Dusen and Samantha Kelley.

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