The Vernon High School Yellow Jacket weightlifting team traveled to Panama City and won a tri-meet last week over Rutherford and Bozeman. The final score was VHS - 65, Rutherford - 23, and Bozeman - 10. This brings the Jackets’ season record to 3-0.
Individual winners were Zack Weisner (129 class), Ryan Malloy (139 class), Brandon Malloy (154 class), Daniel Riveras (169 class), Traice Adams (183 class), JT Padgett (199 class), Darrion Peterson (219 class), and Marlon Stephens (238 class).
The Jackets will look to continue their push towards the state qualifier at the end of March. Next week, VHS will make a long trip to Fort White for a 20 team invitational that will feature several returning State Champions from both class 1A and 2A. The next two weeks will present a huge challenge for the Jackets’ future success, according to Coach Bobby Johns
“We would like to congratulate these young men for a great start to the 2014 season,” said Johns.