Boyd lifter advances to state

By Reece Waddell | Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Moving on

MOVING ON – Boyd’s Jessie Nelson (left) with Boyd powerlifting coach Vance Estel and teammate Melanie Byrd. Nelson took second place in the 259-pound weight class to advance to the state meet. Byrd finished fourth in the 198-pound division. Submitted photo

Boyd’s Jessie Nelson finished second in the 259-pound weight class Saturday at the Division III Region VI powerlifting meet to advance to state.

Nelson lifted a total of 760 pounds. She squatted 340, benched 145 and deadlifted 275 pounds.

Melanie Byrd took fourth in the 198-pound division for the Lady Jackets. She squatted 315 pounds, benched 115 and deadlifted 325.

Nelson will compete at the state meet Friday, March 15, at the Extraco Center in Waco.

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