MUSKOGEE - The Ridgerunners powerlifting team competed at Hilldale on Thursday and Friday, January 23-24.

Grove finished in eighth overall with a total of 68 points. Miami won the meet with 266 points, followed by Muskogee (135), Hilldale (127), Locust Grove (101), PC North (91), Sallisaw (78), Manifold (74), Edison (53), Stilwell (52), Inola (50), Roland (41), Pryor (26) and Sequoyah (4).

The Ridgerunners had eight athletes competing in up to three events in these four divisions:

145 lbs. - Grant Wakelund benched 175 and deadlifted 285. Lakeland finished in fifteenth.

181 lbs. - Kadian Forbis squatted 405, benched 235 and deadlifted 420. Forbis won the weight class. Also competing in 181 lbs. was Rowan Richard. Richard squatted 275, benched 170 and deadlifted 290 to finish in ninth.

198 lbs. - Kade Sharp squatted 350, benched 245 and deadlifted 365 to place eighth.

242 lbs. - Grove had four athletes compete in this weight class: Ben Johnson, Nick Jackson, Josh Wright and Alec Hall. Johnson squatted 345, benched 265 and deadlifted 420 to place third. Jackson squatted 325, benched 235 and deadlifted 420 to place sixth. Wright squatted 350, benched 195 and deadlifted 420 to place seventh. Hall benched 185 and deadlifted 315 to place fourteenth.