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Local High School Athlete Takes First in Powerlifting!

By Janice Coleman



Once again a local athlete excels. That athlete is Kendrick Powdrill who is a sophomore at Cooper High School.Kendrick qualified for Regionals in powerlifting by being in the Top 10 to advance to Regionals. He went to Regionals in the first place position and won Regionals on March 8th in Plainview, Tx. {{more}} Lifts included the Bench Press, Squat, andDead Lift. Powdrill bench pressed 200 pounds, Squat was 350 pounds, and the Dead Lift was 400 pounds. Powdrill advances to the State Finals which will be held in Abilene at the Abilene Expo Center on Saturday, March 29th. The top 2 from each Region will compete for the State Title. Powdrill states that he plans to continue powerlifting his Junior and Senior year as well. He is also a member of the Cougar football team and plans to continue that sport as well. Powdrill also runs the 200, 4X200, and 4X100 on the Cougar track team. We wish Kendrick the best at the State Finals and congratulate him on winning Regionals.Update: Texas Tech track star, Shawon Harris, competed in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was held from February 29th thru March 1st at the Bob Devaney Center. Harris placed 1st in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 7.77. This was the National Indoor Championship meet. We congratulate Shawon as well and wish him continued success the remainder of the season.

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