Contreras finishes strong fourth at state powerlifting meet

James Volz

Sports Editor

Avery Contreras placed fourth in the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state championship meet last Saturday at Waco’s Extraco Events Center.

Vying in the Class 5A Girls’ 165-pound weight division, Contreras captured fourth place with her total lift of 875 pounds.

“She did a fantastic job of competing and never losing her focus,” said Uvalde High School head powerlifting coach Frank Gonzales. “She came in ranking seventh in her division, but wound up finishing ahead of a couple of other lifters to medal in the competition.”

The top-five finishers out of the field of 18 state lifters gain a medal.


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