ELKHART – Led by 11 lifters winning their respective weight classes Elkhart swept the team title in a quad powerifting meet held Thursday at the Elkhart High School weight room.
The Elkhart boys won six individual titles and finished with a team total of 55 points. Westwood finished second with 32 points, edging out Malakoff (30 points) and Cayuga (28).
Elkhart rolled tot he girls title with 61 points. Malakoff was second with 26 points followed by Westwood (21) and Cayuga (16).
The Elkhart boys were led by T.J. Jones, who won the 242-pound weight class with a total of 1,415 pounds, the highest total of any lifter. Jones squatted 575, bench pressed 315 and dead lifted 525. It is Jones' third individual title of this season.
Jerry Fall, Demarkus Ray and Gavin Defore also picked their second individual titles of this season. Fall won the 114 weight class (225-115-225—565), Ray won at 148 (400-225-405—1,030) and Defore won at 198 (500-330-495—1,325). Elkhart also had individual winners from Michael Jones at 165 (450-265-480—1,195) and Ryan Lindsay at 181 (530-265-490—1,285). Elkhart also had second-place finishers from Jordan Cooper at 132 (270-185-0—455) and Nate Bell at 181 (500-290-440-1,230).
Westwood lone individual champion was Keevon Jackson at 275 (510-220-410—1,140). The Panthers had four runners-up in Cannon Churchman at 123 (320-145-300-765), Nathan Cheatham at 148 (300-175-320-795), Jamar Clewis at 198 (510-265-430-1,205) and Dontavious Robinson at 242 (370-200-375—945).
Cayuga had two individual champion: Kyle Kennerk at 132 (275-145-305—725) and Brendan Harcrow at 220 (490-315-490—1,295). Harcrow transferred from Elkhart to Cayuga last year. Taylor Vincent was a second-place finisher for Cayuga at 165 (415-190-350-955).
The Elkhart girls were led by Kerstin Humphries, who won her third individual title of the season. Humphries won the 165-pound weight class with a total of 790 pounds: squatting 315, bench pressing 175 and dead lifting 300.
Elkhart's Chloe Ives and Harleigh McEnturff picked up their second individual title apiece. Ives won at 123 (250-100-250—600) while McEnturff won at 198 (395-200-365-960). McEnturff's total was the highest for all girls competitors.
Elkhart also got individual titles from Annalisa Trevino at 114 (225-100-225-550) and Shawnee Vaughn at 132 (215-90-300—605). Elkhart also had runner-up finishes from Alissa Talley at 105 (220-85-210—515), Keeaira Clark at 123 (205-120-225—500), Lizbeth Marquez at 132 (250-100-240—590) and Tawny Anderson at 259 (295-130-285—710).
The Westwood girls lone individual champion was Calie Gibson at 105 (230-75-220-525). Placing second for the Lady Panthers was Racheal Vickery at 148 (185-80-200-465). Cayuga had two individual champions: Kim Forrester at 181 (265-95-225—585) and Bryanna Stotts at 220 (275-100-265—640).
Elkhart will compete at a meet in Bullard on Feb. 18 while Westwood will compete at Corrigan-Camden.