Poth powerlifters start season strong
Daniella Noguez of Poth High School fights through the pain as she completes a squat during the Yorktown powerlifting meet. Noguez finished third overall in her weight class.
YORKTOWN -- The Poth High School powerlifting team competed in its first event of the year Jan. 8, and five of 11 team members returned home with medals.
In girls competition, Jessica Coronado finished first in her weight class, Daniella Noguez was third, and Meagan Keathley and Yarissa Ramon finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in their weight classes. Antonette Price competed, but was unable to finish the meet.
Head Coach Tim Bordovsky said Coronado matched her best performance from the state meet last year, which has everyone excited about this season.
On the boys side, sophomore Phillip Garza finished first in his weight class, Chase Wiatrek earned a bronze medal in his class, and Anthony Fish finished fourth in his division. Kyle Pruski and Matthew Zavala finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in their weight classes, and Kolby Janek finished 13th in his class.
Bordovsky was quite pleased to see Garza finish first in his first-ever powerlifting meet, and said that both Janek and Zavala are “promising freshmen.” He also expects Fish, a senior this year, to be “turning heads” a few weeks down the road.
“Overall, it was a good meet,” Bordovsky said. “A lot of learning took place at the meet, and some kids were frustrated, but they know what they have to do now. We are all looking forward to the next one already.”
The Poth powerlifting team will travel to Navarro High School this Saturday, Jan. 22, for its second competition of the season.