Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A total of 20 local athletes have qualified for the state strength competition on March 23 at Crestwood High School in Sumter.
The top three finishers in each varsity weight class and the junior varsity winners at last week’s Region 1 strength competition at Stratford High School advanced.
There are a total of 11 weight classes between 140 pounds and heavyweight. The varsity division is made up athletes 16 and over.
They compete in conventional strength events - bench press and squat - and also the broad jump and 40-yard dash.
The top numbers on varsity were turned in by Cane Bay heavyweight Charles Thompson, who combined for 970 pounds combined on bench and squat. He bench pressed 450 and squatted 520.
The fastest 40-yard time was posted by Summerville’s Darin Smalls at 4.41 seconds.
Hanahan’s Dre Thompson’s 119-inch broad jump was the top number in that event.
On JV, Summerville’s Jonathan James was the strongest, combining for 710 pounds bench and squat.
Xavier Young’s 110-inch jump was top broad jump on JV and West Ashley’s Jamel Coardes had the fastest 40 time at 4.45.
Listed below are the top three performers at each weight class for varsity and JV:
140 – D.J. Gaddist, Summerville; Dre Thompson, Hanahan; Justin Mayfield, West Ashley.
150 – Akeem Lewis, Hanahan; Juwan Wise, West Ashley; Joshua Orr; Summerville.
160 – Mike Powell, Summerville; Jared Terhune, Stratford; Rayquan Ray, West Ashley.
170 – Marlon Washington, Hanahan; Tyreik Faulks, Stratford; Jacerie Ponder, Summerville.
180 – Michael Simmons, Stratford; Travis Bryant, Summerville; Marlin Major, West Ashley.
190 – Jerod Tucker, Summerville; Noah Shuler, Stratford; Adam Blocker, Summerville.
205 – Jordan McArthur, Stratford; Jordan Johnson, Stratford; Darin Smalls, Summerville.
220 – Cecil Smith, Stratford; Latrell Walker, Summerville; Lee Russell, West Ashley.
235 – Darrell Smalls, Summerville; Justin Stanley, James Island; LJ Clark, Summerville.
260 – Jonathan Edwards, Cane Bay; Todd Truesdale, West Ashley; LeAndre Thompson, Summerville.
HW – Charles Thompson, Cane Bay; Henry Pryor, Cane Bay; Grant Wactor, Summerville.
140 - Keshawn Foy, Cane Bay; Javon King, West Ashley; Van Harvey, Stratford.
150 – Cyrone White, Hanahan; Vontre Howard, Hanahan; Tracy Gilliard, Stratford.
160 – Xavier Young, Stratford; Dariell Flores, Hanahan; Malik Simmons, Hanahan.
170 – Keenan Simpson, Cane Bay; Quaheim Duffus, Stratford; Reilly Hagan, Summerville.
180 – Anthony Vincelli, West Ashley; Chris Saulters, West Ashley.
190 – Tre Smalls, Hanahan; Devin Brown, Hanahan; Derrick Edwards, West Ashley.
205 – Jordan Domingo, Stratford; Chris Felder, Summerville; Alex Byrd, West Ashley.
220 – Seth Brown, Summerville; Nick White, Stratford; Joseph Mitchell, West Ashley.
260 – Dominique Green, Hanahan; Bryce Smith, Stratford; Corbin Heyward, Hanahan.
HW – Jonathan James, Summerville; Torian Delesline, Stratford; Ja’Avonte Peeples, Stratford.
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