Soto sets meet records

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By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Saturday was a record-setting day for Mexia powerlifter Noemi Soto as she set three meet records at the Bosqueville event.

Soto, who was in the 198 Class last year dropped down to the 181 Class this season, won her weight class with a total of 1,000 lbs. lifted. The records that dropped were in the Squat (450 lbs.), Deadlift (370 lbs.) and total pounds lifted.

This was also the first meet of the year for Mexia, so naturally there were a few butterflies going in but overall, Coach Kent Richey was proud of the way the Blackcat squad competed and helped each other out.

“She (Soto) did a good job,” said Coach Kent Richey. “I’m proud of all our kids. They did a great job today, competed well and they represented Mexia High School well.”

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