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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer lifters claim five medals at state

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  • WICHITA — Five Newton High School athletes claimed state titles March 16 at the Class 5A state powerlifting championships at Kapaun-Mt. Carmel High School.?Both the Newton boys and girls took fourth in the team competitions.?For the Newton girls, Ashlyn Glann won the 123-pound class at 525 pounds total. Glann won the bench at 135 pounds, the squat at 235 pounds and the clean at 155 pounds.?She was named the outstanding lifter of the meet based on having the highest power index (weight lifted divided by body weight).?Jacque Anderson won the 140-pound class with 555 pounds total. Anderson won the bench at 135 pounds and the squat at 255 pounds.?Leavenworth won the team title, followed by Salina South, Valley Center, Newton, Goddard Eisenhower, Liberal, Kapaun, Kansas City Turner, Seaman, Mill Valley and Shawnee Heights.?“Getting fourth place overall, with only two girls lifting, was a tremendous accomplishment for the Railers,” Newton coach Brent Glann said.?For the Newton boys, senior Titus Minkevitch brought home the title for the boys’ 198-pound class with a total of 1,090 pounds. Senior Jordan Johnson won the title of the boys’ 165-pound class with a total of 855 pounds. Junior Justin Mosiman won the boys’ 242-pound class at 1,040 pounds.?Minkevitch won all three competitions with a 300-pound bench, a 455-pound squat and a 335-pound clean lift.?Johnson won the squat at 405 pounds and the clean at 245 pounds. Mosiman won the squat at 450 pounds and the bench at 295 pounds.?Kyle McDermed took fourth in the 220-pound class at 955 pounds total. Kyle Seeney took sixth in the 181-pound class at 840 pounds total. Hunter Lanier took 10th in the 198-pound class at 715 pounds total.?Salina South won the team title, followed by Leavenworth, Mill Valley, Newton, Goddard, Liberal, Valley Center, Kansas City Turner, Kapaun, Topeka Seaman and Shawnee Heights.?“Placing fourth is a nice accomplishment for only having six lifters, many fewer than the other schools,” Newton coach Brent Glann said.

     
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