Kossuth High School senior Jamie Hajek cleared 340 pounds in a deadlift at the MHSAA state powerlifting championship to claim the Class II (3A and 4A) crown for the 148 weight class.

Hajek lifted a total of 755 pounds, with a best squat lift weight of 285 and a best bench press of 130.

The 130 pound bench press total was within 15 pounds of the Class II state record for the 148 weight class.

Bre’Miya Cameron of South Pike finished second with a total of 740 pounds weight lifted. Kristie Graves of Quitman finished third with a total of 720 pounds lifted.

Hajek improved from her North Half win by a total of 80 pounds from lifting 675 pounds there on March 22. She won the meet by 25 pounds. In the North half meet, she lifted a best squat of 245, a best bench press of 130 and a best dead lift of 300.

Hajek is Kossuth’s first individual powerlifting champion.

Overall the Lady Aggies team finished in 14th place behind winner, the Corinth Lady Warriors.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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