Franklinton’s Magee, Waliagha are top seeds at state

Published 6:30 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Franklinton’s Jaylin Magee and Khaled Waliagha are No. 1 for the state meet.
Both achieved the top seed through regionals.
To reach state, the lifter had to either win their weight class at the regional meet or come in the top 10 of their division, but when somebody won their regional, that counted as a spot toward state, so if somebody from a Division I school won at regionals, there were nine spots left for state. There were six regions.
The state meet is March 22-25 at the Cajundome in Lafayette.
Magee is the top seed in the Division II 198-pound weight class with a 1,685 total between bench press, squat and deadlift at regionals. Magee benched 675, squatted 400 and deadlifted 610.
Waliagha is tops in the 220s after a 1,430 total weight. He posted a 1,430 at regionals with a 525 bench, 350 squat and 555 deadlift.
Franklinton’s Andre Callais is the third seed in the 181s after a 1,150 total weight. He benched 435, squatted 295 and deadlifted 420.
Several more locals are going to state in Franklinton teammates Ty Creel, Tryton Bankston, Rayshone Manuel and Kevion Ginn and Pine’s Albert Caillouet, Kole Miller and Ty Williams.
Manuel is the fourth seed in the 165s after an 1,160 with a 475 bench, 215 squat and 470 deadlift.
Miller is the No. 4 seed for the 165s in Division III. At regionals, he posted a 1,115 after a 400 bench, 240 squat and 475 deadlift.
Caillouet is No. 5 in the 114s. He had a 640 with a 240 bench, 125 squat and 275 deadlift.
Williams is No. 6 in the 198s after going for 1,080. He benched 410, squatted 205 and deadlifted 465.
Creel is eighth for the 123s with a 690 after he benched 245, squatted 145 and deadlifted 300.
Bankston is No. 9 in the 148s. He posted a 960 with a 390 bench, 205 squat and 365 deadlift.
Ginn is 10th for the SHWs after he lifted 1,105 total. He benched 440, squatted 215 and deadlifted 450.