State Bound: Five Bravettes Qualify at Regional Meet

By: JOHN CANNON

RGV Athletes.com

(EDCOUCH) – Five members of the Donna High Bravettes Powerlifting Team are State Bound!

Yliana Beltran, Leena Salinas, Corina Yanez, Karen Martinez and Victoria Casares are heading to State thanks to hitting their qualifying totals at the Region 5-Division1 Girls Powerlifting Meet which was held at Edcouch-Elsa High School on Saturday.

Yanez and Martinez will be making their third and second straight trip to the State Meet respectively by hitting their totals in their respective weight classes. Yanez placed third in the 123-pound weight class t with a PR total of 850 while Martinez finished the day with a PR total of 810 which led her to an eighth place finish in the 132-pound division.

Casares had an impressive day and will make her first trip to State after placing third in the 259+-pound weight class with a qualifying total of 900.

As for Beltran and Salinas, they placed 11th in the 105 and 114-pound weight classes by hitting qualifying totals of 655 and 705 respectively.

All five girls will now prepare for the State Powerlifting Meet which will take place in Waco on March 17th.