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Seven Altha lifters advance to State

Paige Tice, Paige Stone, Anna Hand, and Christy Jones were top three finishers in their classes.

Chelsea Layfield, Anna Hand, Kaylean Clowes, Paige Stone, Tarrin McCrone, Paige Tice, Apple Neal, Christy Jones, and Kora McAlpin competed Saturday in the 1A Regional Championship in Live Oak, Fl, hosted by Suwannee High School.  The girls had an outstanding day, with many setting new personal records and seven advancing to the state meet to be held in Lakeland on February 17.  Four girls were top three medalists in their respective weight classes, with Junior Paige Stone winning the Traditional Meet and placing 3rd in Olympic; Senior Anna Hand as runner-up in Traditional and Olympic; Junior Paige Tice placing third in Traditional; and Senior Christy Jones placing third in Traditional and Olympic.

These girls, along with Kaylean Clowes, Tarrin McCrone, and Apple Neal will compete once again to end the season next week in hopes of bringing home state medals.  Coach Robbie Smith stated, “The girls performed well at Regionals, now they have to do iit one 

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