Franklinton’s Schilling is 2nd in state

Published 12:19 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

Franklinton’s Marleigh Schilling was second in her weight class at the powerlifting state meet that was held on March 25 at Fant Coliseum on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Schilling was second in the Division II 132-pound weight class after a total of 705. Schilling squatted 290, benched 140 and deadlifted 275. Teammate Jennifer Dong was third with a 700. She squatted 275, benched 125 and deadlifted 300. South Terrebonne’s Harley White won with an 830.

Franklinton and Pine were the local teams competing.

Staying in Division II, Franklinton’s Angel Dufrene was third in the 97s. She posted a 440 with a 150 squat, 100 bench and 190 deadlift. Tioga’s Cassi Perry won with a 515.

Ava Roshto was third in the 123s with a 570. She squatted 210, benched 105 and deadlifted 255. North Vermillion’s Lydia Shield won with a 665.

Arielle Magee was third in the 220s with a 735. Magee posted a 250 squat, 180 bench and 305 deadlift. North DeSoto’s Kendall Odums won with a 755.

Franklinton came in fifth with 21 points with 17 teams posting points.

Tioga won the meet with 38 points.

Leesville was second with 35, followed by South Terrebonne’s 25, North Vermilion’s 23 and Franklinton to round out the top five.

Also competing for Franklinton were Kaylee Ard (105), Christian Loup (165), Landry Tayte (198) and Evelyn Argualles (220+).

In Division IV, Pine’s Anna Arceneaux came in fourth place in the 114s. She posted a 200 squat, 110 bench and 255 deadlift for 565. Northlake Christian School’s Caroline LaGarde won with a 650.

Brianne Pittman (148) also competed for Pine.

Pine came in 13th place with three points.

Port Allen won the event with 57 points, as 15 teams posted points.

Pope John Paul II was second with 44 points, followed by Northlake Christian School’s 41, D’Arbonne Woods Charter’s 31 and Delhi Charter’s 13 to round out the top five.