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Latta's Jennings sets Deadlift record at state meet

Mar. 9—DURANT — The Latta High School girls powerlifting team started its first-ever season by winning meet after meet after meet.

The season ended with one of their own setting a state record.

Latta senior Laraby Jennings set the record of 360 pounds in the Deadlift en route to an overall fourth-place finish in the 150-pound class at the Oklahoma Girls Powerlifting Association State Meet held March 4 at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant.

Jennings' big lift of 360 pounds smashed the previous state record of 325 — which she bested on all three of her Deadlift attempts. She first lifted 335 pounds and then moved to 355 pounds before capping off her day with the impressive 360-pound lift before an excited crowd of her teammates and supporters.

"I'm proud of our girls effort and thrilled that Laraby was able to accomplish her goal of setting the state record," Latta powerlifting head coach Zach Sullivan told The Ada News. "The support this team gives one another is second to none. I'm proud of them all."

Jennings finished with a total weight of 750 pounds on the way to the fourth-place finish. Linsey Reed of Cushing won the state title at 150 pounds with a total weight of 800 pounds.

Faith Adegbule placed 10th overall in the 198 class with 740 pounds. She finished sixth in the Bench at 140 pounds and sixth in the Deadlift at 330 pounds. Broken Bow's Kennedee Brittain won the 198-pound state championship with 900 total pounds.

Jaycie Prine also recorded a 10th-place finish at 165 pounds. She was second in the Deadlift at 335 pounds and finished with a total of 695. Jaycee Adkins of Inola was the 165-pound state champ with 900 pounds.

Audrey Forshay rounded out the Latta state qualifiers by finishing 14th in the 121 class. She placed fourth in the Deadlift at 285 pounds. She ended up with a total weight of 575 pounds. Octavia Hill of Ardmore won the state title in the 121 division with an overall weight of 820 pounds.