CORPUS CHRISTI — Gatesville’s Cursti Cope and Cameron Yoe’s Jazmine Jones proved themselves as two of the strongest teenagers in the state of Texas this weekend.
Jones and Cope each won gold medals in their respective divisions at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association state meet, which was held Thursday through Saturday at the American Bank Center.
In Class 4A, Cope won a state title in the 198-pound division, lifting 985 pounds. She powered up 375 pounds in the squat, 275 in the bench and 335 in the deadlift.
Cope’s teammate KayDee Sexton picked up a silver in the 220-pound class, as Gatesville finished third in the team race.
In Class 3A, Yoe’s Jones put together an impressive 1,150-pound weight total in winning the 220-pound class. Jones had a 500-pound squat, followed by 210 in the bench and 440 in the deadlift.
Hillsboro’s Diana Platas grabbed silver in 181-pound division, lifiting 1,050 pounds, only 35 pounds behind state champion Delicia Garza of Hebbronville.