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CORPUS CHRISTI — Burnet High School junior Brittney Barksdale finished eighth in the Class 3A state powerlifting meet March 15 in Corpus Christi.

Barksdale, in her first year of competing, lifted a total of 780 pounds, 35 pounds more than her regional total two weeks earlier, said coach Doug Wilson.

“I knew she would do well, not sure she knew,” he said. “She got better every time she lifted, and I do not think we maxed out. The sky is the limit for her.”

Barksdale, who competed in the 160-pound weight class, squatted 300 pounds, bench pressed 160 pounds and deadlifted 320 pounds.