Warren Central’s Lane Gordon wins Class 6A North State powerlifting title

Published 7:23 pm Saturday, March 4, 2023

Lane Gordon punched his ticket to the MHSAA Class 6A state powerlifting meet — with authority.

The Warren Central senior set two meet records and finished first in the 132-pound weight class the Class 6A North State meet Saturday at Lewisburg High School.

Gordon totaled 1,140 pounds in the bench press, deadlift and squat, which was 175 pounds more than his nearest challenger. Gordon also set the meet records by lifting 465 pounds in the squat and 255 in the bench press.

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Gordon is the defending Class 6A champion in the 132-pound division. The 2023 MHSAA boys’ state powerlifting meet is April 1 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Also on Saturday, Warren Central’s girls’ powerlifting team competed in the Class 6A South State meet and sent two lifters on to the final round of the postseason.

Katie Wallace finished second in the 242-pound weight class and Hannah Tennison was third in the 148-pound division to advance to the state meet March 31 in Jackson.

Warren Central had a total of six lifters who reached the South State meet. In addition to Wallace and Tennison, Alexis Ables placed fourth in the 97-pound weight class; Lindsey Adams was fifth in the 132-pound division; Tabreia Davis was sixth in the 148-pound class; and Hannah Hughes placed sixth in the 242-and-over class.