PHS Team Excels at State

PHS Team Excels at State
Posted on 03/20/2017
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Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb announces that several members of the Prestonsburg High School Weightlifting Team excelled on March 11th at the State Push-Pull Power Meet held at North Bullitt High School. 


The State Push –Pull Power Meet consists of students in twelve different weight classes at the varsity level and twelve weight classes at the junior varsity level competing against one another in bench press and deadlift. This meet is open to all the teams in the state and it is estimated that around 300 hundred students participated on Saturday.


Dr. Webb comments. “The board team and I want to congratulate our four new state champions, Ryne Slone, Harley Quillen, Blake Tarver and Samson Allen! We also have four state runners up, Ethan Varney, Dalton Bowe, Payton Conn, and Zach Link! Overall, the Prestonsburg High School junior varsity weightlifting team is the State Runner Up and the varsity team placed third.”


Webb continued, “Harley Quillen set a new deadlift state record of 585 pounds and several students placed third, fourth and fifth in their respective weight classes. We’d like to congratulate the team and Coach John Derossett and Strength Consultant, Darvin Marsillett on their performance at their first time competing at state level.”


Floyd County Schools’ state champs include: Ryne Slone, 11th grade. Ryne is a varsity team member and was selected Best Overall Lifter. He is the son of Greg and Kimberlee Slone. Harley Quillen, 11th grade, is a varsity team member. He is the son of Robert and Heather Stephens and set a new deadlift record in Superheavyweight. Blake Tarver, 11th grade. Blake is the son of Marc Tarver and Gina Tarver and is a varsity team member. Samson Allen, 8th grade. Samson is a junior varsity team member and attends Adam Middle. Samson is the son of James and Myra Allen.


The following students were State Runners Up in their weight classes: Ethan Varney, 10th grade, varsity member; Dalton Bowe, 11th grade, varsity member; Payton Conn, 11th grade, junior varsity member; Zach Link, 11th grade, junior varsity member; and Ezekiel Briggs, 10th grade, junior varsity.


These students placed 3rd in their weight classes: Daniel Woods, 10th: Braxton Lewis, 11th grade.  

Students placing 4th in their weight classes include Jesse Brown, 10th; Blake Slone, 10th; Drake Nunnery, 11th; and Cody Blair, 9th. Jason Ratliff, 10th and Sam Kelly, 9th, placed 5th in their weight classes.



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