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The Lone Oak Powerlifting Team was able to cap off their undefeated 3A season in a fashionable manner, with the most impressive performance of any school in the state on Friday.

Competing against over 500 lifters, the 6 state qualifiers won the Class 3A Title at the Texas High School Woman’s Powerlifting Association championships in Waco. This was Lone Oak High School’s first ever Team State Championship in school history.

The Lone Oak team would prove to be young but fierce, consisting of Freshmen Katelynn Fuller, Katelynn Clark, Sophomores Lexi Mounger, Abigail Villegas, Junior Tristyn Boone, and were led by returning State Champion Senior Marissa Lutz.

The ladies powerlifting team was able to capture the title led by two individual state championships, which was more than any other team competing in 3A.

Senior, Marissa Lutz undeniably pulled away from the competition in the 181-pound weight class, winning by over 225 pounds. She finished with a state record squat of 475 pounds, a state record bench press of 305 pounds, and a deadlift of 425 pounds. She was also able to finish with an all classifications 1A-6A overall all-time record total of 1,205 pounds.

Junior Tristyn Boone began the day in a close 3 way battle for the state championship. After squatting a class-best 380 pounds, and benching 200 pounds, Tristyn found herself going into the deadlift in a tie for first place, with the second place very close behind. Tristyn was able to seal the deal in a moment of truth attempt by pulling a state championship winning deadlift of 355 pounds.

Sophomore Lexi Mounger brought home critical points that would be needed to win the team State Championship in a stellar performance. Lexi finished on the biggest stage with what would be a perfect day by completing all nine attempts without a single mistake. She finished fourth in the 123-pound weight class, in very tight competition with 855 pound total.

Saving her best performance of the year for state, 132-pound freshman Katelynn Fuller accomplished the unthinkable when she finished the year as Lone Oak’s first-ever freshman State Medalist. Katelynn went into the State Championship at a projected eighth place and was able to change her fate with a class-best 380 pound Squat. She finished a perfect day, making no mistakes, with a fourth-place finish and an 855 pound total.

The Lone Oak Powerlifting Team would finish in a breathtaking fight for the State Championship in a rare tie for First Place with South Texas powerhouse San Diego at 18 points.

Lone Oak was crowned the 3A state champions due to having two first-place finishes to San Diego’s one. It was an emotional finish for the team and a once in a lifetime performance by the girls.

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