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KC to be well-represented at 2016 state strength meet

Posted: March 10, 2016 3:03 p.m.
Updated: March 11, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Led by 16 from Lugoff-Elgin, a total of 22 Kershaw County student-athletes qualified for the 2016 state strength meet to be held on Saturday, March 19 at White Knoll High School.

Lugoff-Elgin hosted the Region meet on March 2 which includes athletes representing Camden, North Central, Columbia, AC Flora, Dreher, Eau Claire and Lower Richland high schools.

Among the highlights from the region meet were L-E’s Shamar James bench pressing 365 pounds and squatting 500 and Thai Wood’s benching 300 and squatting 525 to tie for first place in the varsity unlimited weight division. L-E’s Seth Branham benched 300 and squatted 510 to take the 235-pound varsity title.

Both CHS and NC had division champions with Camden High’s S.J. Lucas winning the 220-pound class with a bench press of 228 pounds and squatting 500 pounds. NC’s Cedric Cunningham captured the 180-pound varsity title by benching 275 pounds and squatting 375 pounds .

Athletes were tested in the bench press, squat and broad jump.

 

Here are the list of qualifiers by school (Key: name, weight division, place, bench press, squat, broad jump (in inches): 

 

Lugoff-Elgin

 

Marcus Jackson: (JV 140-and below, 1st, 175, 265, 102); Gatlin Lawson: (JV 150, 1st, 185-260,112);  Tyrik Richardson: (JV 170, 1st, 165, 315, 98); Turner Stockman: (JV 190, 1st, 235, 245, NA);  Thadeus Branch: (Varsity 150, 3rd, 195, 300, 104); Evan McDonald: (Varsity 160, 2nd, 235, 335, NA); Jermaine Jenkins: (Varsity 170, 215, 375, 91); Sawyer Styron: (Varsity 180, 3rd, 280, 3454, 99); Malek Lyles: (Varsity 190, 1st, 285, 385, 106); Adam Rowson: (Varsity 190, 2nd, 270, 395, 108); Hunter Campbell: (Varsity 205, 1st, 270, 450, 111); Ahmad Bryant: (Varsity 205, 3rd, 235, 380, 95.5); Chase Galloway: (Varsity 220, 1st, 210, 425, 95.5);  Seth Branham: (Varsity 235, 1st, 300, 510, 93); Thai Wood: (Varsity unlimited, T-1st, 330, 525, 96); Shamar James: (Varsity unlimited, T-1st, 365, 500, 78)

 

Camden

 

Lareek Stratford: (JV 190, 1st, 194, 195, 70); Jo Jo Watson: (Varsity 150, 4th, 215, 345, 110); Lance McCray: (Varsity 180, 3rd, 235, 365, 101); S.J. Lucas: (Varsity 220, 1st, 335, 500, 84)

 

North Central

 

Chance Mangum: (JV 260, 2nd, 235, 320, 74); Cedric Cunningham: (Varsity 180, 1st, 275, 375, 106)

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