Parsons earns top award, leads BL during opening meet

Parsons earns top award, leads BL during opening meet

Michael Parsons earned one of the top awards during the Sunnyvale powerlifting meet Saturday, getting the 2018 season off to a great start.

Parsons set new personal records (PR) in all three lifts, finished first in his weight class and left with the Outstanding Lifter (light platform) award.

Parsons turned in a total of 1,010 pounds on lifts of 365 (squat), 240 (bench) and 405 (dead lift).

Presley Luce and Kennedy Martin also took top spots in their respective weight classes. Jane Onuoha, Jada Nwigwe and Roberto Fernandez earned second-place finishes, Sarah Katherine Sisk finished third and Christian Cabra was fourth. Rebecca Wright also had a fifth-place finish.

Martin and Onuoha each exceeded the automatic qualifying total for regional competition. Both the Friars and Lady Friars finished fourth in the team standings.

All nine medalists passed their previous PRs in all three lifts, as well as total weight. The teams will compete again Feb. 3 at Arlington Oakridge.