For the 2nd year in a row, the Durant girls powerlifting team won state as a team. The girls program has only been around for 3 years, finishing as a runner up in their first year.
Two of their lifters set state records, and had seven girls finish in the top three of their weight class.
"It just shows their willingness to work, their willingness to accept the hard work that you have to put in to accomplish something like that," said head coach Ron Norman. "It was a great feat for the team."
"It just shows that we're able to step to what coach Norman has us do every single day," said Durant senior lifter Cassidy Ward. "Even though we might have rough days, we are able to perform when we need to perform the most."
"It's pretty awesome," said Durant junior lifter Hanna Cuesta. "Getting to go around saying your a state champion is pretty great."
"I'm so grateful to be a part of a team and a program that I know puts in the most work possible," said Durant junior lifter Bailee Arthur. "I know we have a coach that's going to push us to our limits, and never lets us doubt ourselves."