FORT WALTON BEACH – Navarre’s Praise Pettus and Amanda Friar set new weightlifting records and 11 Raiders qualified for the state meet Feb. 9 in Kissimmee at a sectional meet Wednesday at Choctawhatchee High School. (PHOTO: Coach Garrett Bagby and the 2013 NHS girls' weightlifting team.)
Pettus bench-pressed 175 pounds and clean-and-jerked 180 pounds, both new highs, to win the 139-pound weight division easily.
Friar, who weighs less than 110 pounds, bench-pressed 160 pounds.
Navarre finished first in the team standings with 71 points; Pine Forest had 49, host Choctawhatchee netted 27 and Niceville finished with 15.
For full results, read John Richardson's report in the Jan. 31 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online.