Runnels Powerlifters Make Podium at Championship Meet


At the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Association’s (LHSPLA) East Regional Championship Meet at East Ascension High School on Feb. 25, three members of the Runnels Varsity Powerlifting Team earned places on the podium and 10 qualified for state. 
Junior Max Sager earned first place in the 114-lb. weight class, junior Sam Day took second place in the 220-lb. weight class, and senior Christian Martin finished third in the 275-lb. weight class.  In addition, all three qualified for the LHSAA/LHSPLA State Powerlifting Championships to be held at the University of Louisiana Monroe on March 17-18. 
Also qualifying for state were sophomores  Aaron Taliaferro and Justin Taliaferro; juniors Catherine Henning, Natalie Justus, Justin Reeves and Ashley Stansbury; and senior Anthony Emiliani.  
Directing the team are head coach Mitch Reeves and assistant coaches Tom Babcock, Lonnie Leger, Greg Taliaferro, and Mike Day.