Miranda H. Lewis
Carter County Times
The 3A District 6 Weight Meet took place on March 18 at West Carter High School. In addition to the Comets, competitors from Russell, East Carter, Fleming County, Bath County and Lewis County also attended. Altogether, more than 120 athletes competed at the event.
The meet consisted of three lifts – bench press, deadlift and power clean – as well as a 40-yard dash and vertical jump. There were 14 weight classes for lifter participants and athletes that competed in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump were divided into three weight divisions.
Lewis County’s Landon Cooper (feather weight), Russell’s Maddix Patrick (125 pounds), Hayden Anderson (135 pounds), Andre Richardson-Crews (200 pounds), and David Harless (245 pounds), East Carter’s Chase McGuffin, Rylan Pfau (165 pounds), Jarred Potter (175 pounds), Landon Yoak (185 pounds), Allen Cooper (265 pounds) and Braxton Ison (heavy weight), West Carter’s Dwaylon Dean (155 pounds) and Elijah Nolen (230 pounds), and Fleming County’s Austin Trent (215 pounds) took home first-place honors.
Russell swept all three weight divisions in the 40-yard dash with first place finishes from, Cooper McClelland (skill, 4.69 second), Richardson-Crews (middle weight, 4.82 second) and Harless (heavy weight, 4.58 second).
In the vertical jump, Lewis County’s Isaac Brown (skill, 38.5 meters), Russell’s Richardson-Crews (middle weight, 40.5 meters) and Harless (heavy weight, 37.5 meters) all finished at the top of their weight classes.
Russell was the top team finisher with a total of 125 points in the 3A District 6 meet. East Carter was the runner-up with 95 points and was followed by Fleming County (44), West Carter (41), Lewis County (35), Bath County (17).